IFACCA, with the assistance of the Australia Council, has commissioned research on the Summit theme, Creative Intersections.

This discussion paper represents one of the first attempts to research and analyse creative intersections, their forms and structures and the policies that influence them. The objective of the research project, conducted by IFACCA’s Research Manager, Annamari Laaksonen, was to look at the ways that artists are working in diverse settings (from communities through to the commercial sector) and the nature of partnerships (‘intersections‘) that exist between the arts and other sectors. It also looked at the ways that governments at all levels (local, national, international) initiate, support or influence such relationships through policies or programmes.

The intention of the discussion paper is provide a solid base for the discussions that will take place at the 5th World Summit.  It is presented as a work-in-progress to which will be added the rich outcomes of the keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions that will take place at the Summit.

IFACCA invites all speakers and participants of the Summit, and others interested in this subject to contribute to the final version of this report, to be published by the end of 2011, by sending information on inspiring practices, research materials or evaluations to or by answering the questionnaires provided at the end of the report. The deadline for this feedback is Friday 11 November 2011.

D'Art report 41: Creative Partnerships: Intersections between the arts, culture and other sectors

We would like to thank all respondents for their valuable contribution to this paper and the Australia Council for the Arts for its support for this research and the 5th World Summit.