Joint statement of the ministers of culture and the European Union

On Wednesday 7 January 2015, a terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris killed 12 people, most of them journalists and artists working for the magazine. Despite regular death threats, they had vowed to continue expressing their freedom to think and to create with humour and talent. They were murdered because they drew and published cartoons.more >

Latest Announcements

What are the opportunities for national arts agencies?: Arts Leaders Talk

As part of the Arts Leaders Talk video series, IFACCA is pleased to release the YouTube compilation video on Opportunities for national arts agencies, recorded at last year’s CEO Leadership Seminar in Santiago de Chile.more >

Paraguay’s Secretaría Nacional de Cultura joins IFACCA

IFACCA is very pleased to announce that the Secretaría Nacional de Cultural, Paraguay, has joined IFACCA as a national member.more >

La Secretaría Nacional de Cultura se adhiere a la FICAAC

La FICAAC se complace en anunciar que la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura, Paraguay, se ha adherido a la FICAAC como miembro nacional.more >

Latest International News

Government promotes "a happy life through arts and culture" in 2015

Having a "happy life through arts and culture." That's what Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is promoting, in their official plans for the new year. The ministry announced Thursday that one of its major goals is to add more avenues where people can enjoy the arts-- especially on the nation's designated "Culture Day."more >

Canada Council’s big makeover: What it really needs is more money

What Canada Council director Simon Brault announced Tuesday was merely the intention to remodel by 2017, not the actual shape the redo will take. He reassured his audience that no current client would lose funding and that the council would continue to use peer juries, letting artists and arts administrators judge each other’s worthiness.more >

Budget cuts for 20 cultural organisations

Following a reassessment of state funding for the cultural sector, it has emerged that some 20 organisations in Luxembourg are facing budget cuts.more >

Latest National Arts Agency News

New website uncovers Mongolia's Buddhist past as memories and traces fade

In January 2015 the website went live. Mongolia’s Buddhist heritage is revealed in a treasure trove of data presented in this website of the Documentation of Mongolian Monasteries project.more >

Arts and Human rights” program successfully organized

On December 19, the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) organized an Arts and human rights’ presentation and talk at ACM’s Red Ger gallery with support of the Embassy of Canada. The talk aimed to increase public awareness of human rights and social inequality through the arts and brought together different opinion makers, artists and human rights specialists to discuss selected topics.more >

Borak Arts Series

The Borak Arts Series, an arts conference for creative practitioners and business  leaders were held on 22-23 November 2014 at MAP KL, Publika,  Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. more >