Arterial Network members attended the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd to 6th October. The Secretary General of Arterial Network, Mike van Graan spoke on the theme: “Where the Arts Intersect with real Danger”. Another Arterial Network member who spoke at the Summit was the Togolese expert in Heritage Conservation,Komi M'Kegbe Foga Tublu. The summit brought together government and cultural leaders from over 70 countries to explore how artists can give voice to diverse communities and concerns through collaboration with experts in health and well-being, the environment education, business, new technologies, cultural identities etc. This year’s edition of the world summit ended with the generation of a range of policy proposals to support 'creative intersections' in Australia and internationally. The next world summit is scheduled to take place in Chile in January 2014. Read more on