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Edinburgh International Culture Summit

The world's Culture Ministers will gather in the Scottish Parliament to debate the importance of culture, with a range of international speakers discussing the subject.

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The Edinburgh International Culture Summit – the first of its kind in the world – is a biennial event which attracted delegations from over 40 nations to its third edition in 2016. The fourth International Culture Summit takes place from 22–24 August. The Summit includes presentations, discussions and workshops with prominent artists, thinkers and cultural influencers, creating a space for the world’s Culture Ministers to consider the importance of culture and how it can aid and develop their own people and nations.

This year the Summit focuses around three areas of debate: Culture and Wellbeing,

Culture and Investment and Culture in a Networked World with a diverse and influential list of speakers lined up from across the world.

Five partners, who all strongly believe in the power and benefit of culture and have a global reach and perspective, organise the Summit – British Council, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Government, The Scottish Parliament, and the UK Government.

To follow announcements of speakers in the coming months, find out how to attend, or to participate in the conversation on social media visit: culturesummit.com

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To follow announcements of speakers in the coming months, find out how to attend, or to participate in the conversation on social media visit: culturesummit.com

22-24 August 2018

  • Scottish Parliament Building
  • Free
Under 18s
50% OFF
Young Scot Card holder
50% OFF
European Youth Card holder
50% OFF
Students (limited availability)
50% OFF

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.
Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.
People with disabilities can buy tickets for the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Available to book on the phone or in person.