Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Wednesday 24 August 2016 to Friday 26 August 2016

Edinburgh International Culture Summit

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which is in its third iteration, is a collaboration between the Scottish Government, UK Government, British Council, Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Parliament.

The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Culture: Building Resilient Communities’, reflecting our strong belief in the vital role that culture plays in the life of any successful community.

The event is planned to attract Cultural Ministers and senior policy-makers from a wide range of nations and cultures. Over 40 prestigious contributors have confirmed their participation. A Nigerian delegation to the Summit  will be led by the Minster of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The programme will involve three interlinking plenary sessions addressing cultural heritage, economics and participation. These sessions will lead to discussions and workshops, in order to develop relevant, effective policies, designed to achieve lasting impact. There will be some knowledge sharing around the development of effective Arts policy from all delegates in attendance and also offers of relevant opportunities for bilateral media engagement.

There will also be an opportunity for members of a new initiative called the Youth Forum, which will have in attendance 40 young people between 16 - 30 years old from across the UK and Europe to contribute in policy discussions and workshops.