As noted in the December newsletter, the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture is scheduled for January 13 to 16, 2014. The National Council of Culture and Arts of Chile (CNCA) and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) have posted two reports online for the Summit, the theme of which is "Creative Times: New Models for Cultural Development."
The purpose of the CNCA document, which evolved from the Summit program, is to spark discussion among participants. The first section of the document presents various challenges facing cultural development (e.g., culture and sustainable development, technology, and culture and globalization) and an examination of the future of cultural policy. The second section presents case studies, including projects in Cambodia, Australia, and Rwanda.
The IFACCA also prepared a document on key issues in public arts administration. The first section of the document provides an overview of public arts administration and its main strengths, weaknesses, and challenges, and the second section discusses the cultural sector. The document originated from a questionnaire distributed to public arts funding agencies, cultural policy experts, and members of the IFACCA network.
To read the documents prepared by CNCA and IFACCA, visit the IFACCA website.
The World Summit is the one important international summit that gathers professionals and practitioners involved in cultural policy and arts funding. This 6th World Summit offers a strategic opportunity to bring together key decision-makers and actors from the region involved in the challenges of funding the arts and supporting the development of creative industries and the cultural development of communities.