IFACCA regularly responds to requests from its members and network for information on arts and cultural policy matters.

To assist others in their research, some of our responses to these requests are published below.

Included in these responses are some items that date back to 2003. These have been edited for clarity and anonymity, and while the links have been updated the body of the responses appear as they did at the time of despatch. Therefore, further information and resources may now be available.

We invite you to add your comments or additional suggestions to these responses. 

For further information on arts and cultural policy research, please visit our Topics and Themes pages, our Research Assistance page or our Information Exchange page. If your query is not covered there or in the questions below, you may consider asking us a question

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Statistical indicators

Dear research team,

I recently read your article/report "Statistical Indicators for Arts Policy" from June 2005. I want to thank you for this great document which helped me a lot.

Now I'm wondering if there is an update of the report since 2005.
I'm especially interested in ...

Cultural Policy and Disability

I am currently finishing up my graduate studies in for Performing Arts Administration. I'm wondering if you can provide any information about disability and the arts. I want to compare the policy in USA with other countries.

Annual reports - best practice

I was wondering if you have collected – or have examples – of best practice in annual reports in the arts and cultural sector. It would be an interesting resource to have as we all need to show more and more how effectively we spend money. I can find some examples in ...

Conflict of Interest policies

We are reviewing our Conflicts of Interest policy at the moment and I wondered if you are able to point me in the direction of any good examples relevant to this? Our Council have asked us to look at what we can do, for example, where there is potential for ...

Musical education and social inclusion

Question posed by phone (in Spanish). Response available only in Spanish.

Living Conditions of Artists in Europe

I am working on a research about living conditions of the artists (more generally about the people working in the creative industries sector) in Europe. All what I was able to find is the indication about general numbers for the sector (like how many self-employed workers are in the sector ...

Local cultural centres

Question and response available only in Spanish. Te agradezco toda la valiosa información. Efectivamente estoy interesado en conocer experiencias exitosas de implementación y administración de centros culturales municipales o locales. Tenemos un programa de infraestructura muy ambicioso en el que se están construyendo y planeando más de 50 centros culturales ...

Global Financial Crisis

I have only just discovered your organisation which is terribly annoying as I am due to complete some work on the impact of the recession on the creative/cultural sector this week and have gaping holes you might be able to help with.

Of particular interest to this piece of ...

Cultural Policy Indicators

Our organisation, which has a specific section for cultural statistics, has been commissioned to develop a set of key cultural policy indicators. Our principal task is to provide a list of indicators that would satisfy the demands of the renewed state budget and balance sheet framework, thus the Ministry of ...


We are wanting to host a workshop on ‘alternative funding models for the arts’ in mid-September, looking at micro-credit, and other financing models (rather than the traditional Arts Council handout). Would you have knowledge that you could share in this regards at an event like this, or could you recommend ...

Excellence and innovation

I'm just catching up on the email correspondence below and was wondering whether you might have a list of references for any general research into issues such as quality, excellence and innovation in the arts. I gather it's too late for a D'art query on the review ...

Support for younger artists

We are organising a meeting which will be an opportunity for delegates to collectively discuss what they know about the next generation-defined as artists and arts administrators aged 18-30-and what public arts funders can do to engage and remain relevant to this generation. Discussions will address the following questions:

Why ...