The inaugural Edinburgh International Culture Summit, a collaboration between the Scottish and UK governments, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival, concluded yesterday.
Culture Ministers and representatives from 30 countries, two thirds of which are members of IFACCA, discussed culture as an international dialogue through three strands: the role of arts and culture in deepening and broadening our understanding of complex relationships between cultures and nations; sustaining private and public support for culture; and skills for the future for the creative industries and the role of technology.
Alan Davey, chair of IFACCA, who led a session on measuring the value of culture, said 'Having so many Ministers of Culture in one place asserting the power and potential of culture was inspiring, and is a real boost to the work that all of us in IFACCA are involved in everyday'.
Details of the presentations are available at the EICS website.
IFACCA's Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, also attended as an observer.