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Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change

8th World Summit on Arts and Culture
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 - 14 March 2019

Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change will be the theme of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 11 - 14 March 2019. The World Summit, to be co-hosted by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), Australia and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) of the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is expected to attract arts leaders and key policy makers from up to 80 countries. The 8th World Summit will look at the role of governmental agencies, cultural organisations and creative professionals in finding mechanisms for coping with, learning from and supporting change through culture and knowledge.

The times in which we live are marked by constant change and transformation. Rapid technological progress, environmental impacts, migration patterns and enhanced connectivity all affect our societies, our views of the world, values, cultures, and our understanding of the future. Within this framework, the World Summit will focus on the intersection and confluence - from both a traditional and contemporary viewpoint - between knowledge, culture, artistic practice, creative spaces, innovation and digital revolution.

How do cultural policies respond to and support innovation, hybridity, diversity and digitisation, and the interaction between traditional and contemporary practices? How do approaches differ across regions, societies and generations? How do governments respond to the needs of society arising from our transformed sense of self while acknowledging our cultural roots? Is government's role about finding the balance between respecting the past while encouraging innovation and contemporary practice? How can national development plans be better informed by cultural knowledge and artistic practices? What mechanisms can help establish priorities and respond to change in a fluid and responsive way?

For more information, please visit: https://ifacca.org/en/news/2017/06/15/theme-8th-world-summit-arts-and-culture/