The Summit took place in Santiago de Chile from the 13th to the 16th of January and was hosted by the The National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA) of Chile and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA).

Within the overarching theme of “Creative Times: new models for cultural development”, the 6th World Summit will focus on how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development, and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, and on how this is impacting on the development of our societies and nations. One of the objectives of the conference was to investigate the role of the cultural sector in addressing current global issues and to understand the conceptual frameworks related to the new models of cultural management and development.

Ana Žuela held a presentation on “Models of Decentralisation in Cultural Policy” in the panel titled “Decentralisation and Local Sustainable Development”.

The World Summit is the most important and longest running international gathering of professionals and practitioners involved in cultural policy and arts funding.

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