The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the worldwide network of national arts funding agencies, dedicated to improving good practice in arts and cultural policy development, arts funding, audience development and public access to the arts. Inaugurated in December 2000, it aims to improve the capacity and effectiveness of government arts funding agencies to benefit society through networking, advocacy and research. IFACCA’s membership has grown to over 70 countries covering every continent, including over 40 affiliate members ranging from state/provincial arts agencies to international NGOs.