Regional Chapters

What is an IFACCA regional chapter?
Regional chapters comprise, in general, IFACCA’s national members. The purpose of regional chapters is to:
• build inter- and intra-regional networks between national and affiliate members of IFACCA, to promote understanding and enhance cooperation between arts councils, ministries of culture and other key cultural agencies
• promote a consolidated platform for the sharing and exchange of collective knowledge of arts councils and ministries of culture
• strengthen the capacity of arts councils and ministries of culture to meet the challenges and opportunities of policy-making and funding issues
• promote IFACCA at the regional level and assist in increasing membership
• undertake activities of interest to regional members that meet the objectives of the Federation.

Regular areas of discussion
• WorldCP
• D’Art research programme
• Advocacy, social networking and communications strategies
• Approaches to arts funding
• Membership development, regional events

Meetings of regional chapters are organised and hosted by members as required. When possible, regional chapter meetings are co-chaired by the IFACCA Board member from the region and/or the host of the meeting.

Regional chapters operate within the parameters of IFACCA’s constitution.

IFACCA AFRICAN CHAPTER

IFACCA has over 70 national members, from every continent. 18 of IFACCA's national members and a further 4 affiliate members are from Africa.

See the current members list.

An African Chapter Fact Sheet is available in English and in French.

Key areas of discussion and current projects:
In addition to the regular issues discussed in regional chapter meetings, the African Chapter is currently focussing on:

  • Partnership with African Arts Institute and Arterial Network for capacity-building
  • Capacity building regarding the development of arts councils

IFACCA Regional Coordinator, Africa
Regional Coordinator roles support IFACCA’s engagement with its members and stakeholders. Since April 2010, the African Arts Institute (led by Executive Director, Mike van Graan) has worked part-time for IFACCA as its Regional Coordinator for Africa.

To contact IFACCA’s Regional Coordinator in Africa, email: m.vangraan(@)ifacca.org

IFACCA events undertaken in the region, or involving African Chapter members (to date)
World Summits and associated events
• Fourth World Summit on Arts and Culture, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009
• Third General Assembly, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009
• Second CEO Leadership Seminar, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009

African Chapter meetings
• Third African Chapter meeting, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
Second African Chapter meeting, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011
• First African Chapter meeting, Harare, Zimbabwe, April 2010
• Preliminary meeting of African members, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 September 2009  

IFACCA Board Meetings
• 26th meeting of the board, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 September 2009
• 25th meeting of the board, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 September 2009
• 19th meeting of the board, Nairobi, Kenya, March 2007
• 2nd meeting of the board, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2001

Networking
In addition to its relationship with its members, IFACCA works with and seeks to liaise with organisations and networks in Africa, such as:
• African Arts Institute
• African Union
• Arterial Network

• Art Moves Africa
• International Conference on African Culture and Development (ICACD)

• Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA)
• Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
 

IFACCA ASIAN CHAPTER

IFACCA has over 70 national members from every continent. 10 of IFACCA's national members and a further 12 affiliate members are from Asia.

See the current members list.

An Asian Chapter Fact Sheet is available here.

Key areas of discussion and current projects:
In addition to the regular issues discussed in regional chapter meetings, the Asian Chapter of IFACCA is currently focussing on:
• IFACCA meeting with UNESCO Bangkok re: 2005 Convention
• WorldCP-Asia project with Asia Europe Foundation

IFACCA events undertaken in the region, or involving Asian Chapter members (to date)
World Summits and associated events
• Second World Summit on Arts and Culture, Singapore, November 2003
• First General Assembly, Singapore, November 2003  

Mini summits
• Regional Seminar on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2014
WorldCP-Asia Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2013
• ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum on Creative Economy in Asia and Europe, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2013
• WorldCP-Asia: Expert Meeting on Cultural Policy, July 2011
• Second New Media Arts Policy & Practice Mini Summit, Singapore, July 2008
• Second IFACCA Researchers’ Workshop, Singapore, March 2007
 

Asian Chapter meetings
• Eleventh Asian Chapter Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2014
• Tenth Asian Chapter Meeting, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
• Ninth Asian Chapter Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2013
• Eighth Asian Chapter Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011
Seventh Asian Chapter Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009
• Sixth Asian Chapter Meeting, Seoul, South Korea, July 2008
• Fifth Asian Chapter Meeting, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 2007
• Fourth Asian Chapter Meeting, NewcastleGateshead, England, June 2006
• Third Asian Chapter Meeting, Hong Kong SAR, China, February 2006
• Second Asian Chapter Meeting, Singapore, November 2003
• First Asian Chapter Meeting, Singapore, April 2002

IFACCA Board Meetings
• 33rd meeting of the board, Hong Kong SAR, March 2012
• 28th meeting of the board, Beijing, China, October 2006
• 12th meeting of the board, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2004
• 10th meeting of the board, Singapore, November 2003
• 5th meeting of the board, Singapore, April 2002

Networking
In addition to its relationship with its members, IFACCA works with and seeks to liaise with networks in Asia, such as:
• APRCCN – Asia-Pacific Regional Centre of the Culturelink Network
• ASEAN Secretariat
• Asia-Europe Foundation
• Asialink

IFACCA EUROPEAN CHAPTER

IFACCA has over 70 national members from every continent. 26 of IFACCA's national members and a further 15 affiliate members are from Europe.

See the current members list.

A European Fact Sheet is available in EnglishFrench and Spanish.

Key areas of discussion and current projects
In addition to the regular issues discussed in regional chapter meetings, the European Chapter is currently focussing on: 

  • Changes and Challenges – the arts sector review in Ireland 
  • Audience development – responding to demand - European Audiences: 2020 and beyond, report from the European Cultural Forum (Brussels, October 2012) 
  • A charter for supporting mobility - conclusions from the platform meeting of Asian and European Mobility Funders (Prague, June 2013)

IFACCA Regional Coordinator, Europe
Regional Coordinator roles support IFACCA’s engagement with its members and stakeholders. Since 2006, Diane Dodd has worked part-time for IFACCA as both its Regional Coordinator for Europe and as co-ordinator of ConnectCP.

To contact IFACCA’s Regional Coordinator in Europe email: d.dodd(@)ifacca.org

IFACCA events undertaken in the region or involving the European members group (to date)
World Summits and associated events
• Third World Summit on Arts and Culture, NewcastleGateshead, England, June 2006
• Second General Assembly, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, June 2006
• CEO Leadership Seminar, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, June 2006
 

Mini summits
• Symposium on the Freedom of Expression, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2013
• 3rd IFACCA Researchers Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, June 2012
New Media Arts & Technology Mini Summit, Helsinki, Finland, August 2004
• Networking for the Arts in Europe Mini Summit, Cork, Ireland, May 2004 

European Chapter meetings
• Eleventh European Chapter Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2014
• Tenth European Chapter Meeting, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
• Ninth European Chapter Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2013
• Eighth European Chapter Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, June 2012
• Seventh European Chapter Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011
• Sixth European Chapter Meeting, Valleta, Malta, May 2011
• Fifth European Chapter Meeting, Madrid, Spain, September 2010
• Fourth European Members’ Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009
• Third European Members’ Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2009
• Second European Members’ Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2008
• First European Members’ Meeting, Athens, Greece, November 2007 


IFACCA Board Meetings
• 36th meeting of the board, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2013
• 34th meeting of the board, London, England, November 2012
• 29th meeting of the board, Madrid, Spain, September 2010
• 22nd meeting of the board, Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2008
• 20th meeting of the board, Athens, Greece, November 2007
• 17th meeting of the board, NewcastleGateshead, England, June 2006
• 16th meeting of the board, NewcastleGateshead, England, June 2006
• 15th meeting of the board, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2006
• 13th meeting of the board, London and Newcastle, England, April 2005
• 6th meeting of the board, Barcelona, Spain, November 2002
• 3rd meeting of the board, Dublin, Ireland, September 2001

Networking

In addition to its relationship with its members, IFACCA also works with, or and seeks to liaise with networks in Europe, such as:

• Artidea

• Arts Management Network
• Asia-Europe Foundation

• Boekmanstichting

• Budapest Observatory
• CIRCLE – Cultural Information & Research Centres Liaison in Europe
• Commonwealth Foundation
• Council of Europe
• Culture Action Europe

• EduCult
• ENCATC – European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres

• ERICarts
• EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture
• European Cultural Foundation
• European Commission
• European Festivals Association
• ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts

• ICOM – International Council of Museums
• IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts

• InterArts Foundation

• LabforCulture
• Nordisk Ministerråd – Nordic Council of Ministers
• OEI – Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos

• On-The-Move.org

• Salzburg Global Seminar
• Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

• UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments
• UNESCO
• World Intellectual Property Organisation

IFACCA AMERICAS MEMBERS

IFACCA has over 70 national members from every continent. 13 of IFACCA's national members and 10 of the affiliate members are from the Americas.

See the current members list.

For further information, see the Americas Fact Sheet in English and in Spanish.

Key areas of discussion and current projects 
Current priorities for the Americas members include:  

  • 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture (see below) 
  • D’Art research program 
  • Advocacy, social networking, communication strategies 
  • Membership development and regional events 

IFACCA is currently developing WorldCP, a central, web-based and continuously updated database of country-specific profiles of cultural policies, modelled on the highly regarded Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. IFACCA is working with its partners in the region to develop WorldCP-Americas. A profile for Chile has been published, and the development of other country profiles is under discussion. 

IFACCA Regional Coordinator, the Americas
Regional Coordinator roles support IFACCA’s engagement with its members and stakeholders. The Acting Regional Coordinator for the Americas is IFACCA's Deputy Director, Magdalena Moreno. To contact IFACCA regarding the Americas Regional Group, email info@ifacca.org.

IFACCA Events undertaken in the region (to date)
World Summits and associated events
• 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
• 1st World Summit on Arts and Culture, Ottawa, Canada, November 2000

IFACCA Board Meetings
• 36th and 37th meeting of the board, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
• 35th meeting of the board, Santiago, Chile, April 2013
• 30th meeting of the board, Havana, Cuba, April 2011
• 28th meeting of the board, Vancouver, Canada, March 2010
• 23rd meeting of the board, Santiago, Chile, March 2009
• 14th meeting of the board, Medellin and Bogotá, Colombia, November 2005 
• 11th meeting of the board, Washington DC, USA, April 2004
• 1st meeting of the board, Ottawa, Canada, December 2000


Regional Meetings
• 2nd Americas Regional Group Meeting, San José, Costa Rica, April 2014
• Americas Regional Group Meeting, Santiago, Chile, January 2014
• 2nd Latin America and Caribbean Members' Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011
• Latin America and Caribbean Members' Meeting, Havana, Cuba, April 2011

Networking
In addition to its relationship with its members, IFACCA also works with and seeks to liaise with networks in Latin America and the Caribbean. These include:
• AECID - Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
Coordinación Educativa y Cultural Centroamericana el Sistema de Integración Centroamericana -CECC/SICA
IDB - Inter-American Development Bank 
• Mercosur Cultural 
• OAS – Organisation of American States
• OEI – Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
• SEGIB - Secretaría General Iberoamericana
• Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
• UNESCO - Oficina en Montevideo
UNESCO - Oficina Regional de Comunicación e Información para América Latina y el Caribe en Quito
UNESCO - Oficina Regional de Cultura para América Latina y el Caribe - ORCALC- en Cuba 

IFACCA PACIFIC MEMBERS

IFACCA has over 70 national members from every continent. 8 of IFACCA's national members and a further 13 affiliate members are from the Pacific.

See the current members list.

A Pacific Fact Sheet is available here.

Key areas of discussion and current projects
In addition to the regular issues discussed in regional chapter meetings, IFACCA's Pacific Members are currently focussing on:

• Culture and Development
• Capacity building regarding the development of arts councils

IFACCA Events undertaken in the region (to date)
World Summits

• Fifth World Summit on Arts and Culture, Melbourne, Australia, October 2011


Mini summits

• National Policy Frameworks that Support Experimental Arts in a Global Context, 

Sydney, Australia, June 2013 

• Support for Major Performing Arts Organisations, Adelaide, Australia, February 2008

• Education and the Arts, Melbourne, Australia, September 2005 

 

IFACCA Board Meetings

• 21st meeting of the board, Adelaide, Australia, March 2008
• 7th meeting of the board, Sydney, Australia, April 2003


Networking
In addition to its relationship with its members, IFACCA works with and seeks to liaise with networks in the Pacific, such as:
• Council of Pacific Arts
• Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
• Secretariat of the Pacific Community
• UNESCO Apia Office

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