2008 marked the first successful pilot year for IFAA which began as the (International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem) and has become IFAA Art Platform, an (International cross- disciplinary Festival and Artist in residency project taking place in different cities across the globe.

This is thanks to our 2008 and 2009 IFAA Partners, Sponsors and Funding bodies who made it possible for the first pilot year and the 2009 projects that took place in Amsterdam and the UK to be realized. The projects that followed in 2009 shaped IFAA to become an International Art Platform that is currently developing in different cities in Africa, Europe and Asia.

IFAA is growing rapidly bringing together local and internationally renowned artists, facilitating the building of networks and partnerships and creating opportunities for discovering new artistic talent. It also opens doors for international artists exchange and collaborations. Besides this the international festival gives a lot of visibility to Arts and Culture not only in the region or country where IFAA takes place but also reflects the cultural wealth of the Host Country.

We are pleased with our achievements to-date and invite you to join us in internationally Building and Sharing Knowledge across – cultures.

Your support is the cornerstone and the strength of IFAA.

Thank you for your generous support and for making IFAA possible.

S’thabile Mlotshwa

Artistic director IFAA