IFACCA is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture created to benefit artists, arts organisations and communities worldwide.

IFACCA’s aim is to create an international resource and meeting ground for those responsible for supporting excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour and the development of arts and culture in our societies by:

• strengthening the capacity of arts councils and ministries of culture to operate in a global environment;
• improving access to knowledge about good-practices in public support for the arts and culture;
• convening international forums to address key concerns;
• consolidating the collective knowledge of national arts agencies;
• brokering joint-commissioning of resources, research and analysis;
• building networks, promoting understanding and enhancing cooperation;
• facilitating exchanges of people and brokering collaborative projects;
• encouraging support for arts practice and cultural diversity;
• promoting an appreciation of the talents of our artists and creators and the value of creativity in the community; and
• stimulating dialogue and debate on emerging multilateral issues.

Through sharing information and expertise with their international colleagues, IFACCA’s member agencies are not only better fulfilling their own goals of supporting the arts and cultural diversity, but are helping others to do the same. IFACCA’s unique cooperative approach is leading the way to stronger, better informed, government support for the arts.

IFACCA has more than 70 national members that are representing countries from all of the world’s continents, arts councils or  ministries of culture, whose common role is to support the arts and culture through funding and promotion.

In addition, IFACCA has over 50 affiliate members that are organisations committed to public support for the arts.

IFACCA’s main projects include the IFACCA website, ACORNS news bulletin, World Summits, mini-summits, D’Art research, ConnectCP and Good Practice Guides.  IFACCA’s secretariat is based in Sydney, Australia.

For more information, visit the IFACCA website