May 16, 2022

Reference Resources: Cultural Policies and Trends Around the World

Here are a few resources that provided some basic data and facts about cultural related policies from governments and other organizations around the globe.

1. International Database of Cultural Policies

Provided by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

WorldCP will be a central, web-based and continuously updated database of country-specific profiles of policies that relate to culture.”

2. The IFACCA also provides this directory of cultural-related organizations.
Browse the directory by country, region and/or map.

3. The links section of the IFACCA website includes a number of useful resource compilations.

For Example:

4. Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe from Council of Europe/ERICarts

This resource includes a sizable collection of statistical data.

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