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Culture – a Currency of Trust
Following two successful Summits in 2012 and 2014, the partners are now preparing for the third Edinburgh International Culture Summit which will run from 24 - 26 August 2016. Set against the incomparable backdrop of one of the world's greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Edinburgh International Culture Summit provides a unique forum for the discussion of the power, position and profile of the arts, culture and the creative industries.
2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit
Holyrood is the home of Scotland's Parliament. The award-winning, innovative building is constructed from a mixture of steel, oak and granite and was designed by one of the world's premier architects Enric Miralles. More than 350,000 people a year typically visit Holyrood. Many come to see the Debating Chamber and Committee Rooms - and the key political debates of the day that take place within them. Others come to see the visiting exhibitions or to take part in an event, such as the annual Festival of Politics.
Partners for 2016
The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between partner organisations – the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the British Council, the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Parliament.
The Festival City
With 12 major Festivals spread throughout the year in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Edinburgh remains the world’s Festival city and the destination of choice for visitors from around the world.