The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is held biennially at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to the backdrop of Edinburgh’s world-famous summer festivals. It was created by 5 partners - British Council, UK Government, Scottish Government, Edinburgh International Festival and the Scottish Parliament – and is run by the Edinburgh International Culture Summit foundation. This year because of restrictions in place around the management of Covid-19 the Summit could not happen in person, and so those who would usually gather – Ministers of Culture, economists, artists, medical scientists, architects, academics, psychology, philanthropy and policy advisors gathered instead online through a series of films and webinars to share their ideas, experience and expertise on the wide effect and role that culture plays in lives around the world. These important and often urgent insights offer ways for us all to embed culture in our future and work to a better world post pandemic.
Full name of the partner organisation/s
British Council, UK Government, Scottish Government, Edinburgh International Festival and the Scottish Parliament.
Duration of the activity
The focus of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit was over 5 days. The films however remain online and are being consistently promoted.