The World Summit on Arts and Culture is staged by IFACCA, in partnership with one of its national members, every two to three years. The aim of the Summit is to provide national arts councils, ministries of culture and other agencies, the opportunity to discuss key issues of public support for the arts and creativity.

The 7th World Summit will be organized jointly with the Arts Council Malta and will take place in Valletta, Malta from 18 to 21 October, 2016.

Previous World Summits
Previous World Summits have proven their potential for stimulating international cooperation, learning and information exchange for arts support agencies, artists, arts managers and policy makers worldwide. The World Summits provide an excellent opportunity for strengthening civil society, promoting collaboration between non-profit and government sectors and for equipping artists, arts organisations and institutions to interact in a global and dynamic world.

To date, six World Summits have been held:

Ottawa, Canada 2000
Singapore, 2003
NewcastleGateshead, England 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa 2009
Melbourne, Australia 2011
Santiago, Chile 2014