After hosting the first World Summit on Arts and Culture in the Nordic Region in May 2023, IFACCA will be reconvening in North Asia for the first time in May 2025.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) has announced that the 10th World Summit on Arts and Culture will be co-hosted with Arts Council Korea (ARKO) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 28 May to 30 May 2025, with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, 27 May 2025. 

The Summit will bring together leading policymakers, government representatives, researchers, innovators, managers and practitioners from the arts, culture and creative industries and related sectors worldwide for three days of an in-person global programme. 

“As we are marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Arts Council Korea, it is all the more meaningful to announce the hosting of the 10th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Seoul, which will lead us to explore the direction of the next 50 years,” says Byoung Gug Choung, Chair Person, Arts Council Korea.

ARKO and IFACCA will work together to expand the horizons of culture and the arts through joint knowledge production with countries worldwide and show practical results.

“Arts Council Korea has a longstanding relationship with IFACCA, joining the Federation as a National Member in 2006. We have admired their in-depth commitment to arts and culture through various policies, programmes and strategies, from supporting and strengthening the working conditions of cultural and creative sectors to embracing innovation and technology and to the future of work while advancing cultural rights and diversity of its cultural expressions. On behalf of IFACCA, we are thrilled with this new partnership that will see the international community unite to debate critical issues as we seek more sustainable futures. The 10th World Summit will also be a key milestone in the journey to Mondiacult 2025,” says Magdalena Moreno Mujica, Executive Director, IFACCA.