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IFACCA Announcements in 2012

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January 2012

IFACCA board to meet in Hong Kong

IFACCA’s board will meet in Hong Kong SAR on 12 and 13 March 2012. more >

ConnectCP now networking 1,000 experts

ConnectCP.org, now widely recognized as the most useful professional networking service in the cultural policy sector, has reached another landmark with more than 1,000 professionals now sharing their expertise. more >

IFACCA welcomes a new affiliate member

We are delighted to welcome the African Cultural Regeneration Institute (ACRI) as an affiliate member. more >

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February 2012

IFACCA welcomes a new affiliate member

We are delighted to welcome the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) as an IFACCA affiliate member. more >

World Summit transcripts now online

Transcripts of all the 5th World Summit keynote and panel sessions, originally presented as live captioning during the event, are now available online. more >

Discover a world of information in the IFACCA Directory

If you’re interested in seeing arts policy information about your country or any other then try IFACCA’s Directory. more >

IFACCA welcomes the City of Sydney as an affiliate member

We are delighted to welcome the Council of the City of Sydney (Culture division) as our latest affiliate member. more >

Report on 5th World Summit released

The report on the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture, held in Melbourne, Australia, in October last year, has been released today by IFACCA and the Australia Council. more >

IFACCA seeks host for 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture

IFACCA today released its guidelines for the submission of preliminary expressions of interest  in hosting the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture to be held in the period from mid-2016 to mid-2017. more >

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March 2012

IFACCA attends forum on Festivals in Arab Countries

IFACCA's Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, was in Bahrain last week to attend the 2nd Forum on Festivals in Arab Countries and moderated a session on Festivals and City Development. more >

IFACCA Board Meets in Hong Kong

On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March, IFACCA’s Board met in Hong Kong SAR, co-hosted with the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. more >

IFACCA launches its YouTube channel with 'Arts Leaders Talk' series

IFACCA has this week launched a series of short video interviews with CEOs of arts councils and ministries of culture with a one-minute clip of Alan Davey, CEO of Arts Council England and Chair of IFACCA.
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IFACCA publishes Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors

D’Art No. 41,Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors represents one of the first attempts to research and analyse creative intersections, their forms and structures and the policies that influence them. more >

Quresh Ahmed next in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

IFACCA has today published a video interview with Quresh Ahmed, General Manager of the Bomas of Kenya and Deputy Chair of IFACCA.  The video is part of the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Seminar, immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011. more >

ConnectCP-Pacific launched in Honiara, Solomon Islands

A new regional edition of ConnectCP, ConnectCP-Pacific, which includes 114 experts in cultural policy from nine Pacific countries, was launched during the 24th meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture in Honiara, Solomon Islands, this week. more >

Magdalena Moreno appointed to IFACCA board

We are delighted to announce that Magdalena Moreno Mujica, recently appointed Head of the International Division at the National Council for Culture and the Arts, Chile, has been appointed as a member of the IFACCA board. more >

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April 2012

Australia Council CEO, Kathy Keele, interviewed in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

IFACCA has today published a video interview with Kathy Keele, Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council for the Arts, as part of the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Leadership Seminar held immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011. more >

IFACCA welcomes Saudi Arabia as a national member

IFACCA is pleased to welcome the Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia as a national member. more >

IFACCA welcomes Tunisia as a national member

IFACCA is pleased to welcome the Ministère de la Culture of Tunisia as a national member. more >

Venu Vasudevan, Indian Ministry of Culture, interviewed in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

IFACCA has today published a video interview with Venu Vasudevan, Joint Secretary (Department of Culture) of the Ministry of Culture, India, as part of the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Leadership Seminar, which was held immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011. more >

Cultural policy profile of Vietnam in development

We are delighted to announce that Mr Bui Hoai Son, of the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, is currently preparing a cultural policy profile of Vietnam, as part of the WorldCP – the international database of cultural policies. more >

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May 2012

Chilean Minister of Culture featured in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

IFACCA has published the latest video from the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, an interview with Luciano Cruz-Coke Carvallo, Ministro Presidente of the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile.    more >

Cultural policy profile for South Korea

We are pleased to announce that Dr Kiwon Hong, is currently finalising a cultural policy profile of South Korea, as part of WorldCP, the international database of cultural policies. more >

IFACCA meetings in Helsinki

Members of IFACCA’s European Chapter; researchers from IFACCA member organisations; and the WorldCP International Working Group will all meet in Helsinki, Finland, in the final week of June. more >

Deadline approaches for World Summit bids

The closing date for submissions of preliminary expressions of interest in hosting the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, to be held in the period from mid-2016 to mid-2017, close on Friday 6 July 2012. more >

UNESCO International Arts Education Week

IFACCA has marked International Arts Education Week by releasing an update of its Arts and Education Fact Sheet.   more >

IFACCA GM presents in Salzburg and Doha

IFACCA’s General Manager, Karilyn Brown, recently spoke at the Salzburg Global Seminar on Cultural Exchange-Based Diplomacy, and at the UNCTAD High Level Dialogue on the Creative Economy and Development Forum held in Doha. more >

IFACCA releases report on Indigenous Arts Policy

Information on the policy and funding programs administered by national arts funding agencies to support Indigenous arts practice is provided in the latest D’art Report released today by IFACCA, Research Report No. 22 Indigenous Arts Policy: Initiatives and Challenges. more >

Linda Moxey Brown of the Bahamas interviewed in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

The latest IFACCA video interview is with Linda Moxey Brown, Director of Culture at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, The Bahamas.  The video, part of the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series, was filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Leadership Seminar held immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011. more >

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June 2012

IFACCA to present at ICCPR

IFACCA’s Research Manager, Annamari Laaksonen, and its Regional Coordinator for Europe and ConnectCP Coordinator, Diane Dodd, have been selected to share their knowledge on ‘Building a base for cultural policy research
- Narrowing gaps between research and policy practice. ‘  at the 7th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research in Barcelona next month.  more >

New Administrator for IFACCA

We are delighted to welcome Zoe Chua as the new Administrator for IFACCA, replacing Louise Godley who has moved back to the UK after nearly 10 years in the role. more >

Sonny Williams of the Cook Islands interviewed in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

The latest video interview to be published as part of IFACCA's ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series is with Sonny Williams, Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development, Cook Islands and a choreographer/performer in the recent Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.  The video series was filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Leadership Seminar, which was held immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011.   more >

Can you help? Policies and support for design

IFACCA and the Arts Council Finland invite you to respond to a short survey on how arts councils and ministries of culture support and/or fund design. more >

New appointments to IFACCA board

Mr Bilel Aboudi (Tunisia) and Mrs Huang Wenjuan (China) have been welcomed to the board of IFACCA by its chair, Alan Davey, CEO of Arts Council England. more >

IFACCA in partnership with music community in bid for new gTLD

IFACCA announced today that it is one of many partners in an application to create ‘.music’, a new community-based generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) for the music sector. more >

IFACCA welcomes .MUSIC and ARTS.MUSIC Initiative as a new affiliate member

IFACCA is delighted to welcome the .MUSIC and ARTS.MUSIC Initiative as a non-government affiliate member. more >

Malou Jacob interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series

Ms Malou Jacob, previously Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture & the Arts in the Philippines, talks about her experiences as a playwright; what she asks of artists in her country; and her most memorable recent arts experience. more >

National cultural policy in Vietnam

Mr Bui Hoai Son, of the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, is currently preparing a cultural policy profile of Vietnam, as part of the WorldCP – the international database of cultural policies. more >

ConnectCP-Europe launched in Helsinki

A new regional edition of ConnectCP, ConnectCP-Europe, which includes 508 experts in cultural policy from 42 European countries, was launched today during the European Chapter meeting of IFACCA in Helsinki, Finland. more >

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July 2012

Jonathan Katz interviewed in 'Arts Leaders Talk' video series

  IFACCA's latest video interview to be published as part of the ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ series is with Dr Jonathan Katz, Chief Executive Officer of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), which is the membership organisation that unites, represents and serves the USA's state and jurisdictional arts agencies.  The video series was filmed during IFACCA’s CEO Leadership Seminar, which was held immediately prior to the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2011.   more >

Alan Davey post launches IFACCA’s new ‘CEO blog’

Alan Davey, CEO of Arts Council England, and Chair of the IFACCA board, has written the opening blog post in IFACCA’s new CEO blog series. more >

IFACCA members converge on Helsinki for a week of meetings

Last week, IFACCA co-hosted three meetings in Helsinki: the 3rd IFACCA Researchers Meeting, the 8th IFACCA European Chapter Meeting and the WorldCP International Working Group meeting. more >

IFACCA’s research topics page revamped

With over 40 research topics now available on our website, IFACCA is pleased to launch a re-designed summary page to make it easier to find your topic of choice. more >

Ghonche Materego interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series

Mr Ghonche Materego, Executive Secretary of Basata: National Arts Council of Tanzania, talks about bringing cultural policy to the artist community; the arts council’s role in youth employment; and his experience of a Tanzanian and Swedish co-production. more >

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August 2012

Elise Huffer shares her experience of the Festival of Pacific Arts

Elise Huffer, Adviser, Human Development Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community and an IFACCA board member, writes about her time at the Festival of Pacific Arts, in the Solomon Islands. This is the second in a series of blog posts from the CEOs of IFACCA member organisations. more >

Robert Sirman interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series

Mr Robert Sirman, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, and Treasurer of the IFACCA board, talks about the importance of artists in the design of government support for the arts; his most transformative life experiences; and what Titus Andronicus means for modern arts development. more >

IFACCA Chair, Alan Davey, and other members participate in Culture Summit

The inaugural Edinburgh International Culture Summit, a collaboration between the Scottish and UK governments, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival, concluded yesterday. more >

Stephen Wainwright interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series

Mr Stephen Wainwright, Chief Executive, Creative New Zealand - Toi Aotearoa, talks about what leadership means to him; the growing excitement in New Zealand about who they are as a country; and those unexpected places where we find the arts. more >

IFACCA to present at 3rd Pan-African Cultural Congress

IFACCA’s Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, will speak at the Opening Session of the 3rd Pan-African Cultural Congress, and will also present a paper titled Cultural Policies in Africa: local action informed by global perspectives. The Congress will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 to 30 August 2012. more >

Bilel Aboudi – thoughts on culture in Tunisia

Bilel Aboudi, Deputy Director of International Cooperation & External Relations, Ministry of Culture, Tunisia, and an IFACCA board member, shares his blog about the role of culture in post-conflict and development contexts, and the potential of the 2005 Convention on Cultural Diversity. This is the third in a series of blog posts from CEOs of IFACCA member organisations. more >

IFACCA welcomes Cyprus as a national member

IFACCA is pleased to welcome the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, as a national member. more >

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September 2012

Cultural Policies in Africa: presentation at AU Congress

On 28 August, IFACCA’s Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, presented a paper at the African Union’s 3rd Pan-African Cultural Congress entitled Cultural Policies in Africa: local action informed by global perspectives. more >

Summary report: 3rd IFACCA Researchers Meeting

A summary report from the 3rd IFACCA Researchers Meeting, held in Helsinki, Finland, in June this year, is now available on the IFACCA website. more >

IFACCA’s Report No. 14 now online

A report on IFACCA’s activities since July 2011 was recently sent to all members and is available in English, French and Spanish. more >

Elise Huffer interviewed in ‘Arts Leaders Talk’ video series

Ms Elise Huffer, Adviser, Human Development Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, talks about ‘listening’ as a key factor in leadership, the creativity of people working in the arts sector, and her recent visit to the Melbourne Museum. more >

Updates to ‘Links’ pages on IFACCA website

IFACCA is pleased to share with you the new information available from the ‘Links’ section of our website. more >

IFACCA board to meet in London

IFACCA’s next board meeting will be hosted by its Chair, Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, in London on 5 and 6 November 2012. more >

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October 2012

Venue announced for World Summit 2014

IFACCA and the Consejo Nacional de las Artes y la Cultura de Chile (CNCA) are delighted to announce that a formal agreement has been signed with the Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (CCEM) to be the official venue for the 6th World Summit. more >

Pramod Jain appointed to IFACCA board

IFACCA is pleased to welcome Mr Pramod Jain, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, India, to the board of IFACCA. more >

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November 2012

IFACCA board meets in London

The IFACCA board met this week (5-7 November) in London, hosted by Arts Council England. more >

WorldCP editor announced for Arab Region

IFACCA, with its partners, is pleased to announce Ettijahat Independent Culture led by its founding member Rana Yazaji, as the WorldCP editor for the Arab Region - supported by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). more >

Join IFACCA now for 2013 and maximise the benefits of the next World Summit

We encourage all ministries of culture and national arts councils to join IFACCA in 2013 to ensure that they get the most out of participating in the World Summit on 13-16 January 2014 in Santiago de Chile. more >

Would you like to host an IFACCA event?

From Australia to Zimbabwe, IFACCA members have had the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss arts policy, research and IFACCA’s development at one or more of the 75 events we have organised over the last 11 years. more >

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December 2012

Acknowledging IFACCA Board Members 2001-2012

Details of the 25 former board members of IFACCA are now listed on our website. Together with the seven current members, they represent 22 countries, and we would like to thank them all for their service and commitment to IFACCA. more >

IFACCA publishes D’Art Report on Design

IFACCA is pleased to release D’Art 43: Government Policies and Support for Design which provides an analysis of a short survey conducted in 2012. more >

Kathy Keele’s blog on diversity in the arts

The fourth in a series of blog posts from CEOs of IFACCA member organisations, is from Kathy Keele, CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts, who shares her experience of the ‘diversity in the arts’ discussion during the recent IFACCA board meeting in London. more >

Christmas bumper video compilation: Arts Leaders Speak to IFACCA

As the year draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on leadership in the arts. To inspire your thinking, we have compiled a video of leaders of arts support agencies discussing what they have learnt as leaders; the biggest opportunities for their organisations; the value of IFACCA; and their memorable arts experiences. more >

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