Edinburgh International Culture Summit


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 - Matt Hancock MP

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

British Council - Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

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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