Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies

Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies analyses the value of artists’ residencies and includes examples of good practices from across the EU. It also looks at recent trends, benefits and success factors to inform policymakers and practitioners of the best ways to support and develop residency programmes in the 21st century.more >

Latest Announcements

Arts Leaders Talk: Bob Krieps, Luxemburg

We invite you to watch a video of Bob Krieps, Director General, Ministry of Culture, Luxemburg, sharing his thoughts on the challenges for the arts sector in a small country, human beings’ ability to create, and his personal dedication to the work of artists. more >

WorldCP profile on Tunisia published

We are delighted to announce that the WorldCP profile for Tunisia is now available at the WorldCP website.more >

IFACCA’s African Chapter Meeting to coincide with Pan African Cultural Congress in Johannesburg

Delegates from approximately 10 countries are expected to attend the 4th IFACCA African Chapter Meeting which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday 24 May, to coincide with the African Union’s 4th Pan African Cultural Congress.more >

Latest International News

Ready to Change: Re-thinking the Relationship Between Artists and Communities

The international conference Reday to Change, organised by Bunker in the frame of the Create to Connect project, took place in Ljubljana on the 22nd and the 23rd of April 2015.more >

Pakistan Culture, Development Programme launched

A program titled Pakistan Culture and Development Programme, funded by Danish government, was launched on Tuesday to empower people through cultural activities and promote intercultural dialogue at national, regional and international level.more >

Ford Foundation supports ZIFF outreach 2015

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is committed not only to the cultural development of Zanzibar and the Dhow Countries, but has also always been a strong supporter of social and civic development within communities. Every year the Village, Women, and Children Panoramas make up ZIFF’s outreach programmes to communities across Zanzibar and beyond.more >

Latest National Arts Agency News

Australia Council Outlines 2015-16 Budget Impact

The Australia Council’s new appropriation for 2015-16 is $184.5M. As part of this appropriation the Australia Council will continue to deliver the Major Performing Arts framework, Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, Playing Australia, Contemporary Touring Initiative and Contemporary Music Touring Program, on behalf of the Australian Government.more >

Creative industries support measure to be launched

The Creative Industries Support Measure Regulation will come into force which constitutes the basis for the allocation of grants for the development of support structures, joint projects and export capacity of creative industry. This marks the completion of nearly all the preparations for the use of grants in relation to the creative industry of the EU budget period for 2014-2020 in Estonia and Enterprise Estonia will soon be ready to receive the applications.more >

2015-16 Budget update

Australia Council for the Arts statement on the 2015-16 Budget announcement last night, which included a number of significant budget measures relating the Australia Council, and the establishment of a National Programme for Excellence in the Arts, to be administered through the Ministry for the Arts.more >