The International Cultural Relations Research Alliance (ICRRA) is a network of institutions, academics and practitioners in the field of international cultural relations. ICRRA sees itself as a bridge builder between practical cultural work, scholarly reflection and policy advice. The aims of the network are to transfer international research-based knowledge to policymakers and society and to promote the exchange of knowledge and cooperation in cultural relations. ICRRA organises regular networking meetings, workshops and conferences on basic issues in the field of international cultural relations. In particular, the network promotes knowledge transfer from the Global South.
In this way, ICRRA aims, on the one hand, to create a digital forum for international and publicly accessible discussion at a time when the concept of ‘culture' is increasingly moving towards the centre of political debate worldwide. On the other hand, ICRRA focuses on institutionalising and consolidating the theoretical discussion between actors in the field of international cultural relations. The ifa Repository presents freely-available research literature, supplemented by brief non-academic texts.
The ICRRA Network was established by the British Council and ifa in 2019.