The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member institutions in over 70 countries.
Our vision is a world in which arts and culture thrive and are recognized by governments and peoples for their contribution to society.
The IFACCA Secretariat provides services, information and resources to member institutions and their staff – from senior executives and policymakers to researchers, grantmakers and administrators – as well as the wider community.
Our activities fall into three areas of work: Networking, Knowledge and Data, and Capacity Development. We provide informed thought leadership on key issues and – as champions for arts and culture in public life – we empower our members to advocate for arts and culture in the contexts in which they work. We have member institutions in more than 70 countries and our services and programs respond to their needs.
Dr. Diane Dodd
Diane Dodd is a Regional Adviser for IFACCA, having supported the coordination of the European Chapter of IFACCA for more than 10 years. In addition to her work with IFACCA she is President and co-Founder of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) and she leads an MA course in Cultural Institutions and Policies for the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona as well as an MA course on Events and Destination Management for EUHTSTPol. Diane has worked in the cultural policy and management field for over 25 years and maintains relations with a number of important global and European institutions including UNESCO, UNWTO, European Commission, OEI, Commonwealth Foundation, Asia-Europe Foundation and many others. Earlier in her career she helped IFACCA create ConnectCP – an international online database of experts on cultural policy, planning and research which gave international networking opportunities to more than 1,200 experts from 128 countries. She has edited a number of books in the field of cultural policy and cultural management on subjects related to cultural management training, youth culture, eCulture, cultural citizenship and cultural tourism.