Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper for the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture addresses the theme of Cultural Leadership with a six regional perspectives* and an analysis of three surveys that IFACCA conducted with arts funding agencies, with training providers, and with the wider arts sector.

We invite all Summit speakers, participants and others interested in this subject to contribute to the final version of the report by sending comments and information on inspiring practices, existing models and interesting initiatives to info@ifacca.org by 30 November 2016.

An updated version of the document will be published as D’Art Report 52 in IFACCA’s series D’Art Topics in Arts Policy, in early 2017.

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Discussion Paper (ENG)

Documento de Discusion (SPA)

La traducción al español ha sidoposible gracias al apoyo de Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI).




The essay Cultural Leadership from a European Perspective contains updated references, as listed below. Read the most current version of the essay here.

P. 44 end of paragraph 2: Dalborg & Löfgren 2016:27. 

p. 46: end of paragraph 1: Kolsteeg 18 august 2016.

p. 46: after ‘iconic cultural organisations’: Price 2016.

p. 47: paragraph 3, after sentence 3: Dalborg & Löfgren 2016: 21.

p. 48: last paragraph: Dalborg & Löfgren 2016: 21.

p. 49: second paragraph, after sentence 2: Price 2016.

p. 50: beginning 2 paragraph: During the project ‘Cultural Leadership and the artist’ led by Anne Douglas, Chris Fremantle and Jonathan Price (2015-2016) and the FIKA project we had several discussions about how an education programme in cultural leadership should look like.

p. 50: last paragraph, after sentence 3:  Kolsteeg 2016.

Additional to reference list: Dalborg, K & Löfgren, M., Cultural Leadership in 3D. Introduction. In: Dalborg, K. & Löfgren, M. (ed.) (2016). The FIKA Project. Perspectives on Cultural Leadership. Nätverkstan Kultur, Latvia: Livonia Print: 9-29.

The article is based on the publication of The FIKA Project. Perspectives on Cultural Leadership. Nätverkstan Kultur (2016)  and the Programme ‘Cultural leadership and the place of the Artist’(okt 2015-nov 2016), organised by Prof. Anne Douglas, Chris Fremantle and Jonathan Price in the framework of the project On The Edge, Gray's School of Art/the Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and funded by the UK's Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and in partnership with Creative Scotland, The Clore Leadership Programme and ENCATC. The references to Dr Johan Kolsteeg (UGroningen, The Netherlands) made in the text are based on a conversation with him on 18th of August 2016.