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Culture and Education – Contributors Announced

Following last week’s announcement of the Sixth edition of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, the world’s leading gathering of Culture Ministers with artists and practitioners, today we are delighted to…


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Seventy-Five Years of Festivals

August 1947 and the residents of Edinburgh awaited a verdict with breathless anticipation. They had transformed their solemn grey city with bright decorations, floral displays, and flags to welcome performers…

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Sir Angus Grossart

Sir Angus Grossart (1937 – 2022) The partners and staff of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit are forever grateful for the leadership and generosity of Sir Angus Grossart in support…

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Deadline Extended: Summit Seeks a Volunteer Manager

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…

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Beyond COP26: A Cultural Transformation

As a species, we have experienced our planet during a geological epoch known scientifically as the Holocene. The Holocene was a climactic utopia characterised by stability. It was our world…

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Culture and connections at COP26

This month all eyes turned towards the city of Glasgow as world leaders assembled for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Inside the SEC Centre negotiations commenced and pledges…

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Festival of Politics 2021

Edinburgh International Culture Summit is delighted to continue our programme of digital events with our partners, this month in collaboration with the Scottish Parliament. The 2021 Scottish Parliament’s Festival of…

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Ways of speaking, ways of hearing

They say you can never understand language until you have two under your belt. Reading and speaking in more than one language gives you a new sense of perspective. In…

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Cultural migration
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Cultural migration – the new normal?

The cultural sector thrives on a cross-pollination of people, their stories and the varied textures within them. By embracing and celebrating alternative visions, new ideas, and techniques, artistic expression develops…

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Bring Back Biodiversity

The plight of the planet and the impact we are having on its health is a topic of conversation we are all increasingly familiar with. From discussions of carbon emissions…

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The Impact of Streaming Culture

It is not unknown that streaming service giants such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ and Hulu did good business in lockdown. For many, if not most, many of these platforms became…

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Layers of Language and Learning

The global pandemic has changed life as we know it – from how we shop and where we work, to where we can go and who we can meet, and…

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Summit Seeks an Executive Administrator

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…

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Of the People: Widening the Path

Library of Congress launches new initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities. History, as we know, is subjective and depending on who is in…

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Distinguishing fact from opinion

What do we know about the younger generation’s ability to distinguish fact from opinion, and a look to the future of creativity. In the era of Trump and ‘fake news’,…

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Complex role of Culture in Conflict

Renowned theatre critic and political and social commentator, Joyce McMillan talks to Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director of the Berghof Foundation and previously United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights on the…

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No Silencing This Big Noise

Big Noise is an intensive, immersive model of music education which delivers benefits far beyond instrumental skills. Inspired by El Sistema, set up in Venezuela in 1975, increased confidence, greater…

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Seeing the Crisis through Pandemic Objects

Brendan Cormier, Senior Design Curator, V&A. The first days of lockdown in the UK will be remembered as strange and surreal: the news cycle in hyperdrive, every day new instructions…

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Transformational Heart of the Arts

Belief in humanity, even in the darkest of times is the enduring lesson of Jan Karski’s extraordinary life. A Polish World War II hero, Holocaust witness, and late beloved Georgetown…

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Mission Critical Investment

When the Heron Foundation revolutionised its investment model it raised eyebrows and plaudits across the spectrum from small non-profits to Wall Street. Its mission to help people and communities help…

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Connecting Through Culture – Summit 2018

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…

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