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22 Jan 2014

Edinburgh to host 2nd International Culture Summit


The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh is to play host to world leaders in the cultural sector at the second International Culture Summit from 10-12 August 2014. In August 2012, the first Edinburgh International Culture Summit involved 33 international delegations debating and discussing the role of culture as an international dialogue.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop stated:

“The second Summit follows the success of the first event held in August 2012 and is particularly appropriate at a time when the eyes of the world are already focused on Scotland for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and other events of 2014. The Summit will also showcase Scotland as a vibrant international cultural hub during the Edinburgh Festivals in August. The Summit celebrated and enhanced Scotland’s global reputation for creativity, innovation and imagination.”

The first Summit was a collaboration between the Scottish Government, UK Government, British Council, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Scottish Parliament.

Sir Jonathan Mills, Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival, said:

homeskyline“The success of the inaugural Edinburgh International Culture Summit continues to resonate in Scotland and around the world and I am delighted that we are able to build on those achievements with a second Summit in 2014.

“The Summit aspires to create a space in which artists and leaders from around the world can come together to discuss the role and value of culture.

“We look forward to welcoming cultural delegations and leading thinkers from all corners of the world to join in a dialogue and debate between policy makers and artists."

Read full press release from The Scottish Government

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