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Cultural Leadership Dialogue – Edinburgh 2022

Date 28 - 29 August 2022
Location Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

In 2022, the Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation is proud to present the inaugural Cultural Leadership Dialogue, with the aim of strengthening connections between Australia and the UK, while enhancing and expanding cultural practice, policies, and opportunities.

The Dialogue is a forum for ideas, open discourse and comparative practice. Ministers will come together in a series of sessions and working panels all moderated by leading cultural figures.

Sessions will explore key examples of partnership and innovation from all types of leading creatives, and delve deep into the question of how arts and culture can be used to communicate a more contemporary view of our nations to the world.

Cultural leadership is essential in engaging the imaginations and emotions of our populations with the climate emergency, in putting creativity into the heart of classroom and the economy, in amplifying the voices of young people, and, in short, shaping the future.

Acknowledgements

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation is proud to present the inaugural Cultural Leadership Dialogue in partnership with the Australian Governement and British Council as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, with the aim of strengthening connections between Australia and the UK, while enhancing and expanding cultural practice, policies, and opportunities.

About the Summit

  • The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a biennial ministerial forum established in 2012 by the Edinburgh International Festival in a unique partnership with the British Council, Scottish Parliament and the Scottish and UK Governments. The Summit is devised and produced on behalf of its partners by an independent charity – Edinburgh International Culture Summit Foundation.

    The Summit brings together Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to share ideas, expertise and best practice, with a view to inspiring positive change in cultural policy and investment. It seeks to emphasise the importance of artistic exchange in a world that is increasingly complex and multi-lateral.