The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between five partner organisations - the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Parliament. The Summit is now produced and delivered by the Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation, established in 2014 by the founding partners.

Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Scottish Parliament - Ken Macintosh

Presiding Officer and MSP for West Scotland

Edinburgh International Festival - Fergus Linehan

Festival Director and CEO, Edinburgh International Festival

UK Government - The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

British Council - Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

About the 2018 Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit brings together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and art leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice to inspire positive change in cultural policy and investment. Set against the incomparable backdrop of one of the world's greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Summit is ideally placed to facilitate conversations between practioners and policy-makers.  


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