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“Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors”

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) has just published the report “Creative Intersections: Partnerships between the arts, culture and other sectors.”

This report presents the results of a research project on the study and analysis of “creative intersections,” the partnerships that exist between the arts and other sectors, and the figures, structures, and policies that influence them. More precisely, the objective of the research project 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”). It also looked at the ways that governments at all levels (local, national, international) initiate, support, or influence such relationships through policies or programs.

The report covers four key areas. The first is a general review of creative intersections and the types of sectors where these intersections occur, based largely on the information gathered from the respondents and delegates of the 5 th World Summit on Arts and Culture held in Melbourne, Australia, October 3–6, 2011. The second is a perspective on the structural aspects of partnerships prompted by the information and vision provided by the experts consulted. The third summarizes the policies and programs undertaken by the funding bodies surveyed, and the fourth identifies elements and themes for further research and discussion.

To consult and download this report, please visit the IFACCA website.