The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development - meeting report Feb. 2014
The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development is a multi-stakeholder platform of leading development donors. In February 2014 they gathered for a meeting in Brussels. The report of the meeting is now available.
The creation of the Funders Task Force on Culture and Development, a multi-stakeholder platform of leading development donors, was based on the premise that culture is crucial to advancing sustainable development. It was officially established in December 2012 at a meeting at the European Investment Bank. With the aim of enhancing the role of culture in development interventions, the Task Force’s objectives are to:
(1) share and communicate resources on mainstreaming arts & culture in sustainable development programs
(2) strengthen the capacity and role of institutions and actors involved in culturally sensitive development institutions and actors involved in arts within a development context
(3) develop and promote instruments to be used for these programs
The Task Force builds on ongoing efforts to drive development through the use of culturally sensitive approaches as well as through the strengthening of the artistic and creative sectors. To this end, the Task Force proactively pursues a concerted and globally integrated approach to fostering knowledge-sharing, research and cross-sectoral collaboration in culture-based development funding. It is coordinated by the Arts Investment Forum.