Americas Cultural Summit 2021

Towards a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive future

NOVEMBER 1-4, 2021

About the Virtual Americas Cultural Summit

The Americas Cultural Summit (ACS) is an ongoing initiative of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), which the IFACCA Secretariat delivers in partnership with a National Member of the Federation from the Americas. The Inaugural Americas Cultural Summit was hosted by the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa in 2018, with a program that explored the theme of Cultural Citizenship. The second summit was hosted by the Secretary of Culture of Argentina in Buenos Aires in 2019 under the theme Cultural Change in a Diverse Territory.


Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends   its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils, ministries of culture and government agencies that advance arts and culture, with member institutions representing over 70 countries. Our members operate in developed and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific.

The IFACCA Secretariat oversees the Federation: it supports, connects and responds to the needs of members; creates opportunities for collaboration and exchange; and provides trusted leadership and intelligence on arts and culture in public life, for members as well as the wider international community.

Collectively we are committed to international dialogue and exchange, undertaken in a spirit of solidarity, inclusion, reciprocity, and mutual learning. The Federation represents plural voices and perspectives, unified in the belief that arts and culture are a public good – with the potential to further inclusive social transformation – to be shaped and accessed equitably by all peoples. As an international Federation, we respect national governance and commit to the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

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