Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Session Transcripts

If you missed this year's Edinburgh International Culture Summit and want to find out more about what was discussed we have full transcripts of the opening ceremony, the culture and heritage and the culture and economics plenarys below.

Opening Ceremony Transcript

Culture and Heritage Plenary

Culture and Economics Plenary

Culture and Participation Plenary

Closing Plenary

About the 2016 Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 brought together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others responsible for formulating cultural policy. 

They discussed how the arts enrich the lives of people around the world and contribute to the wellbeing of nations.


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