The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture and has members in 70 countries.

Created in December 2000, IFACCA's headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.

For further information see www.ifacca.org

IFACCA’s Strategic Plan outlines how it will continue to provide high-quality services and value to its members in today’s fast-changing, interconnected world. 

IFACCA Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020 is available here in EnglishSpanish, and French.


A world in which arts and culture thrive and are recognised by governments and peoples for their contribution to society.


To support members to succeed and be a global voice advocating for arts and culture.

Functions and Objectives

In 2015–2020, IFACCA will deliver its services through four core functions in which are embedded its values as an organisation.  

•    Networking
•    Knowledge and Analysis
•    Capacity Building
•    Advocacy

Interrelated and complementary, these core functions generate a range of outputs – from events and tailored programmes to international dialogue and informed commentary.  

Underpinning this delivery approach is IFACCA’s commitment to responsiveness. That means being aware of the contexts and interests of its diverse membership of government and cultural agencies; engaging with key partners and civil society on critical matters affecting arts and cultural policy; and seeking innovative and efficient ways to fulfil its purpose.