Media fact sheets

A fact sheet for the media is available here

IFACCA's photos (World Summit 2009 photography by Pako Magabane)

National Arts Council of South Africa's photos

The World Summit on Arts and Culture in the global media

Arts Professional Big Ideas: South Africa: From South Africa to the World

Visiting Arts Newsletter VA at the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture

Arts Management Newsletter (p8) Meeting of Cultures Celebrating Cultural Diversity through the Arts Africans Won't Just Be on Receiving End of Culture

Independent News and Media African Poets in Motion

Museums Galleries Scotland blog South African Tales: Day 3 of the Summit Why African Artists Prefer Illegal Immigrant Status in the West to that of Freedom at Home The 4th World Summit Stresses 'Culture' in 'Development'

The Power of Culture An African Cultural Capital? 

The Power of Culture Interview with Njabulo Ndebele

Mail & Guardian Quality Exchange

City of Johannesburg Culture Experts gather in Joburg

South African Government Information Minister Xingwana's speech at the Opening Ceremony


PLEASE NOTE that all photographs are available on

IFACCA media releases

25 September 2009: Australia Council to host 2011 World Summit on Arts and Culture

25 September 2009: 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture concludes today

25 September 2009: African voices integrated into global discourse on Arts and Culture (PDF)

23 September 2009: 70 countries gather in Joburg for 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture

22 September 2009: Curtain rises on the 4th World Summit of Arts and Culture

10 September 2009: Bursary assistance for the World Summit

10 September 2009: More World Summit speakers announced

10 September 2009: Over 300 delegates to attend the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture

10 September 2009: Read Mike van Graan's blogs

8 September 2009: Discount registration for NGOs and students

8 September 2009: Fifteen days until the World Summit!

26 August 2009: Meet ConnectCP experts at the World Summit

26 August 2009: Last chance to book reserved hotel rooms

26 August 2009: Intercultural dialogue through the arts and culture?

13 August 2009: World Summit brochure and full programme description now available

13 August 2009: Summit participation from 45 countries

13 August 2009: More World Summit speakers announced

30 July 2009: More presenters confirmed for World Summit

16 July 2009: International support for the World Summit

16 July 2009: IFACCA member events at the World Summit

16 July 2009: Register now for the World Summit

2 July 2009: Summit programme outline and more speakers announced  

17 June 2009: Deadline extended for World Summit bursary applications

12 June 2009: 100 Days to the first World Summit on Arts & Culture in Africa

4 June 2009: Announcement of World Summit keynote speakers

20 May 2009: World Summit registration now open!

23 April 2009: World Summit - only 150 days to go!

9 April 2009: World Summit website launched today

11 March 2009: Mike Van Graan appointed as World Summit Programme Director

12 November 2008: The World Summit - less than one year to go!

19 August 2008: World Summit Coordinator appointed

14 August 2008: World Summit set for 22-25 September 2009

14 March 2007: South Africa wins bid to host World Summit


Media enquiries

We aim to make it easy for journalists to access information about the World Summit on Arts and Culture. 

If you have any media enquiries, please contact:

Dianne Regisford-Guèye
Talawa Communications