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Jan. 15, 2014
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The 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture opens (Jan. 13 – 16, 2014)
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) was founded in 2000 to create a global network of national arts agencies. As its main conference, the World Summit on Arts and Culture is held every two or three years, and this time the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture is being co-organized from Jan. 13th in Santiago, Chile with the Chile National Council for Culture and the Arts (CNCA), bringing together some 500 representatives from arts councils and culture agencies around the world.
The theme of the World Summit this time is “Creative Times: new models for cultural development” with the focus on how globalization, shifts in social and economic development, and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, and on how this is impacting on the development of our societies and nations.
The main speakers include Roberto Ampuero (Minister-President of National Council of Culture and the Arts/Chile), Sonia Montecino (National Award for Humanities and Social Sciences 2013/Chile), Sir Peter Bazalgette (Director of Arts Council England/UK), Faith Liddell (Director of Festivals Edinburgh/Scotland), Hayes Raffle (Interaction designer of Google/USA) and others. From Japan, leading arts policy authority Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (NLI Research Institute) participates.

This summit is the main conference of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) founded in 2000 with the purpose of improving the capacity and effectiveness of government agencies arts funding in order to benefit society through networking, advocacy and research arts. With its focus on the rejuvenation and development of the arts and culture, the summit introduces a variety of best practices and schemes using the arts and culture to affect material, social and economic change. The 1st World Summit was held in Ottawa, Canada in 2000, followed by the 2nd in Singapore in 2003, the 3rd in Newcastle-Gateshead, UK in 2006, the 4th in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009 and the 5th Melbourne, Australia in 2011, all held in cooperation with the host countries’ arts councils. The summits are attended by approximately 500 representatives of primarily IFACCA member national arts agencies.
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