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Culture – a Currency of Trust
The 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit will take place in Scotland’s capital city from 10 - 12 August 2014. Set against the incomparable backdrop of one of the world's greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Edinburgh International Culture Summit is uniquely placed to facilitate genuine exchange between artists and policy-makers on the value of culture and its ability to encourage dialogue among nations. The title of the Summit is 'Culture - a Currency of Trust'. The enduring belief in the capacity of the arts and culture to foster mutual understanding between nations, states and cities lies at the heart of Summit 2014.
2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit
2014 is a momentous year for Scotland and the UK that will see a series of exciting events take place including the XXth Commonwealth Games to be hosted in Glasgow, the second Homecoming Scotland and the Ryder Cup. Against this backdrop of inspiring sporting and cultural activity, the Summit 2014 will bring together International Ministers of Culture with artists and thinkers to share ideas and solutions and participate in debate and discussion.
Scotland's Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Constructed from a mixture of steel, oak, and granite, the complex Holyrood building was hailed on opening as one of the most innovative designs in Britain today. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, Enric Miralles, one of the world's premier architects, developed a design that he said was a building "growing out of the land".
Partners for 2014
The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a collaboration between partner organisations – the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the British Council, the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Parliament.
The Festival City
With 12 major Festivals spread throughout the year in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Edinburgh remains the world’s Festival city and the destination of choice for visitors from around the world.