Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Update on the 5th Culture Summit due to happen in August 2020 below.

About The Edinburgh International Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit for the last 4 editions has brought together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice, with a view to inspiring 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 Culture Summit is uniquely placed to facilitate genuine and creative exchange between practitioners and policy-makers.

However this year the Summit is unable to go ahead in its usual format. Please see below for the latest update.

Meanwhile programmes, people and successes of the first four Summits are shared through this website.

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Update on Edinburgh International Culture Summit this year.

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peoples and countries across the world continues to grow, the Edinburgh International Culture Summit has taken the difficult decision, in tandem with Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals, to announce that the 5th edition of the Culture Summit in August 2020, cannot now proceed, as originally planned. All the Summit […]

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Ministers and Speakers on Arts and Culture

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit brings together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice, with a view to inspiring positive change in cultural policy and investment.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2018

Take a look back at 2018's Edinburgh International Culture Summit.