Public tickets announced for international culture summit

People in Scotland are being given the opportunity to attend a major international summit being held in the Scottish Parliament on the future of the arts and culture.

The summit brings together internationally respected people from the fields of politics, arts, education and healthcare to discuss why culture is important, explore its contribution to social and economic development and compare international approaches to promoting and supporting culture.

The Scottish Parliament yesterday released free tickets to the public gallery of the Debating Chamber for members of the public to observe the summit.

Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Rt. Hon Ken Macintosh MSP who will Chair the Summit said:

“The Scottish Parliament is proud to support art and culture in Scotland and we are delighted to host this event which will bring together experts from across the globe to debate how the arts can further enrich all our lives.

“It’s important the public have the opportunity to be a part of that debate and the Parliament is pleased to announce a number of free public tickets for the summit.”

How to apply

Members of the public may apply for up to two tickets for each session by emailing Only those with prearranged tickets will be given access to the Chamber. For further information please call: 0131 348 5200.

Applicants must supply the following information for each person who wishes to attend.

  • Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, etc.)
  • First name and any middle names
  • Surname
  • Organisation (if applicable)
  • Address with postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email address (if available)
  • Session(s) wish to attend: Wednesday 16:00; Thursday 09:30; Thursday 14:00; Friday 09:30; Friday 14:00. It is possible to apply for more than 1 session.

Ticket applications must reach the Parliament no later than Sunday 12 August. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 17 August at the latest and will be given detailed instructions on the arrangements for the event.