The conference will focus on artistic freedom and ensuring diversity of artistic expression on a global scale. As part of the Globus initiative, the Nordic Culture Fund together with IFACCA has gathered and invited a group of artists and cultural actors from 11 countries in the Global South to participate in the conference.
IFACCA’s 9th World Summit on arts and culture brings together leading policy makers, researchers, leaders and performers from around the world to explore how we can – and why we should – protect and strengthen artistic freedom. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Arts Council.
The Nordic Culture Fund will participate in the panel debate ‘Ensuring fairer transnational collaborations’, moderated by Anni Syrjaläinen, senior advisor at the Fund. The panel debate will take place on May 3 at 4 p.m.
As part of the Globus initiative, the Fund has also entered into a partnership with IFACCA, which has made it possible for eleven artists and cultural actors from the Global South to participate in the meeting. You can find an overview of those participants in the group who also have in the infobox to the right.
The official language of the summit is English, but Spanish and French translations will also be available.
The deadline for registration is April 14 at 9 p.m. (CEST). You can read more about the possibilities for participation here.
Marlon Ariyasinghe (Sri Lanka) – Actor, director, writer and journalist
Ouafa Belgacem (Tunisia) – Founder and Director of Culture Funding Watch
Sarah Abdu Bushra (Ethiopia) – Curator
Mia Kami (Tonga) – Singer and songwriter
Kiwar W Maigua (Ecuador) – Co-founder of the KISTH Foundation
Maria Manjate (Mozambique) – Activist and Program Officer of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA)
Joshua Msambila (Tanzania) – Lawyer, arts and founder of Tanzania Artists Rights Organization (TARO)
Odil Mukhamedov (Uzbekistan) – Lead producer at MOC creative association
Pablo Raphael de la Madrid (Mexico) – Lecturer, essayist and diplomat
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils, ministries of culture and government agencies promoting arts and culture, with member institutions from over 70 countries. IFACCA members operate in developed and developing countries in Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.
The Nordic Culture Fund is an associate member of IFACCA.