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Collaborating to advance the sector!


AIF's network offers a global platform for discussion and related actions on the role of arts and culture in human and socio-economic development. It provides a space for multi-stakeholder knowledge-building and collaboration among public and private sector representatives of arts, culture, business, international relations and development cooperation. By integrating these diverse perspectives, AIF's network seeks to strengthen the role of arts and culture as an integral part of sustainable development.

Network Groups

::: Global Partnership for Culture :::

The Global Partnership for Culture is a multi-stakeholder knowledge-building and cooperation platform for organizations who work to advance peace and development through culture.


::: Task Force on Culture & Development :::

The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development, the predecessor of the Global Partnership for Culture, was an informal network of bilateral and multilateral agencies, banks and foundations committed to enhancing the role of culture in international development cooperation. 


::: Return for Arts Group :::

This peer learning community brings together public and private investors from Europe and the United States who are committed to contributing to a resilient and sustainable cultural ecology by advancing the field of impact investing for the artistic and cultural sectors.


::: Arts & Human Development :::

The Arts in Human Development Research Group aims to raise awareness for the relationship between the arts - in particular also music - and the brain/mind and to explore the effects of the arts on human development.