The German Cultural Council, head organisation of the cultural associations in Germany, acts as a mediator vis-a-vis political and administrative bodies of the German Federal Government, the Länder (states), and the European Union regarding all issues of cultural policy. It aims at being a voice for artists and cultural operators within discussions at all political levels.

The IGBK is a member of the Fine Arts Council of the German Cultural Council and is involved with its commission ‘Europa/Internationales’.