Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit took place at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August.  The summit debated the power of culture in forging and fostering international relationships and dialogue between nations.

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

The conference theme was 'Culture as an International Dialogue'.  The programme was devised around three strategic strands:

  • the role of the arts and culture in deepening and broadening our understanding of the complex relationships between cultures and nations
  • sustaining private and public support for culture
  • future skills for the creative industries and the role of technology.

The two-day programme included sessions in the Debating Chamber, Committee Rooms and a reception in the Garden Lobby.