World Summit on Arts and Culture in Malta

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The 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture is being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta between October 18 and October 21, 2016.

The IFACCA Board, Charmian and Chief Executive of Creative New Zealand, Stephen Wainwright, called Malta “a small but perfectly formed island nation lapped by the waters of the Mediterranean.” He added that Malta is the perfect choice for this summit due to its unique place at the crossroads of different civilisations.

The theme chosen for this edition is: At the Crossroads? Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century.  Previous World Summits have been held in Canada, Singapore, England, South Africa, Australia and Chile, and have proven their potential for stimulating international cooperation, learning and information exchange for arts support agencies, artists, arts managers and policy makers worldwide.

The summit will see more than 400 arts policy makers, government representatives, arts managers and cultural practitioners from around the world get together in Malta to take part in a rich programme of debate, learning and information exchange.

The World Summit will be jointly hosted by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and Arts Council Malta, the Maltese Government’s national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors.

More information on the World Summit on Arts and Culture can be found on the summit website –

This is an audiovisual production that was aired in Chile last year when it was announced that Malta won the bid to host the World Summit for Art and Culture in 2016:


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