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Accepting applications for “World Summit on Arts and Culture” participation
 The World Summit on Arts and Culture is conducted as a convention of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) established in 2000 with the aim of creating a functioning network of public arts agencies from around the world. The first summit was held in Canada in 2000 and the second in Singapore in 2003. The third summit will be held in cooperation with the British Arts Council at GatesheadNewcastle, known for its great contributions to the promotion of arts and culture. The dates for the summit are June 14 to 18 and it will be attended by approximately 500 presenters from around the world, including representatives from the arts councils of the many participating countries.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Transforming places — transforming lives.” While focusing on revitalizing the arts and culture, its agenda will include presentations on examples of arts and cultural activities that have helped inspire material, social and economic revolutions around the world. Among the main speakers scheduled to date are Judge Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, who is President of UNICEF UK, Sir Ken Robinson, who is Senior Adviser, Education, The Getty Foundation, USA, and Dr. Beatriz Garcia, RCUK Academic Fellow of the UK.
For booking and program details visit the World Summit on Arts and Culture website.
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