arts investment forum network



Collaborating to advance the sector!

Network Groups

::: International Council on Cultural Relations :::

The International Council on Cultural Relations acts as a global knowledge and action platform for organizations who foster rights-based approaches to cultural relations and promote human and socio-economic development through culture.


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 arts and culture as an integral part of sustainable development.

::: International Music Education Policy Group :::

The MEP Group offers leading organizations involved in music education policy-making at national or regional levels an international platform to engage, network and learn. It seeks to bring culturally diverse perspectives to bear on shared key concerns in order to strengthen public policy and related actions for quality music education for all.


Previous Groups

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

The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development, whose work is now being carried on by the International Cultural Relations Council , 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. resources