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.
Dr Catarina Vaz Pinto, Councillor of Culture, The City of Lisbon, Portugal talks to us about her work in Lisbon, the importance of culture and of partnerships and cross disciplinary work in the policy realm.
Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Initiative talks to us about making the impossible happen every day across political and musical borders. How the Aga Khan Development network sees Culture as pivotal to development.
With the cultural centre of gravity about to shift to Edinburgh for the summer, British Council have published the Edinburgh International Culture Summit report. ‘Connecting Through Culture’ reflects discussions held in the Scottish Parliament during the last Culture Summit. It focusses on three topics: culture in a networked world, culture and wellbeing, and culture and […]
The Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Niven as its new Executive Producer. Jenny will lead the development and delivery of the fifth Edinburgh International Culture Summit in August 2020.
Culture Ministers, speakers and artists from around the world have arrived at the fourth Edinburgh International Culture Summit, held during one of the world’s greatest cultural events, Edinburgh’s summer Festivals. Now in its 4th edition this year the Summit addresses three key areas; Culture in a Networked World, Culture and Investment and Culture and Wellbeing. […]
OVER 100 ARTISTS, CULTURE MINISTERS INFLUENCERS AND PRACTITIONERS PREPARE TO COLLECTIVELY ADDRESS ISSUES OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONNECTIVITY, INVESTMENT AND WELLBEING. IN SCOTLAND’S YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018 THE SUMMIT INCLUDES 13 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DELEGATES AND 20 YOUTH CONTRIBUTORS PARTICIPATING IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE PROGRAMME Countries attending include: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, […]
The theme of culture and investment seeks to explore questions such as: How should government policy balance investment in individual artists, creative communities, and buildings? The provision of elaborate arts centres throughout the world is certainly politically attractive, but what of the art and people that brings these places to life? At a time when […]
The Summit today announced the well-known global figures set to share special messages with the delegates at the opening session. The Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland will welcome the international ministers, artists and delegates sharing her insights into Scotland’s success through culture; The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of […]
This year’s Edinburgh International Culture Summit brings together internationally respected names from healthcare, politics, arts and education to discuss Culture and Wellbeing, one of three strands being explored at this powerhouse of international discussion from 22 – 24 August 2018. The overarching theme of Summit 2018 is Culture: Connecting Peoples and Places. Building on the […]
Summit 2018 – Culture: Connecting Peoples and Places runs 22-24 August. Now in its 4th edition this year the theme of Summit 2018 is Culture: Connecting Peoples and Places. Building on the succinct and successful format of previous editions, Summit 2018 will address three key themes; Culture in a Networked World, Culture and Investment and […]
The final report from the 2016 Edinburgh International Culture Summit, Culture: Building Resilient Communities explores the vital issues facing today’s policymakers and cultural sector. The report, authored by the British Council, reflects discussions that took place in the Debating Chamber and Committee Rooms of the Scottish Parliament, based on the theme of the role of culture in […]
"We can use this surplus of time to prepare for that triumphant return, not just to distract ourselves while we wait for it." - The Forgotten Art of Assembly by Nicholas Berger medium.com/@nicholasberge…