Cash boost for Capital arts summit

Edinburgh Fringe is one of the many arts festivals to put the Capital on the map. Picture; TSPL
Edinburgh Fringe is one of the many arts festivals to put the Capital on the map. Picture; TSPL
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The UK government is providing funding of £50,000 to help boost a major international arts summit in the Capital.

Scotland Office Minister Lord Dunlop confirmed the investment in the 2016 Edinburgh International Culture Summit – an event held every two years which brings together politicians, artists and cultural leaders from across the globe.

Both Lord Dunlop and UK Culture Minister Matt Hancock will attend the summit next month. Lord Dunlop said: “The Edinburgh International Culture Summit is a key global arts forum.

“Alongside the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, it puts Scotland on the map, highlighting the important role culture plays in our international relations and economic prosperity.

“I am very pleased the UK government is able to support this year’s culture summit with a £50,000 investment, working together with the Scottish Government and other partners.”