IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture, Malta

The International Federation of Arts Councils & Culture Agencies presents a biennial summit as the world’s key reference point for current issues and new directions.

Held in Valetta, Malta, the 2016 IFACCA Summit brought together an enormous diversity of cultural leaders to work on moving the arts on from its current crossroads. This was particularly timely for us given the Australian context. Here’s the discussion paper that frames all the issues.

With thanks to the Australia Council, I was part of the Australian delegation comprising Jade Lillie, Bec Allen, Kelli McClusky, and the Australia Council’s Tony Grybowski, Frank Panucci and Wendy Weir. Kelli presented in the longtable on politics, activism and the arts, and I chaired the session on the democratisation of advocacy campaigns.

Here’s my Storify of the event.