Edinburgh International Culture Summit


The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between four partner organisations - the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival - and will be hosted at the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Government - Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Scottish Parliament - Tricia Marwick MSP

Presiding Officer and MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Edinburgh International Festival - Jonathan Mills

Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival

UK Government - Ed Vaizey MP

Minister for Culture, Communications & the Creative Industries, UK Government

About the summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012 will bring together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others responsible for formulating cultural policy. 

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


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