To ask Her Majesty's Government how much National Lottery or Government funding is expected to be spent (1) in total, and (2) on a per capita basis, in support of events forming part of the London Festival 2012 in each of the eight events categories described in the official guide.
As the finale to the four-year Cultural Olympiad, the London 2012 Festival is organised and delivered by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), in partnership with a range of funders and delivery organisations. The total funding contributed by the National Lottery and Government is £33.76 million (although other sources of public funding are included as co-funding, but not recorded centrally).
As the festival has just opened, per capita costs cannot be calculated as the events have not taken place. Analysis has not been made to map these costs across each sub-heading within the London 2012 Festival Guide.
From the information it holds, LOCOG estimates that the investment in London 2012 Festival events from the public and private sectors amounts to £55.37 million as follows:
Olympic Lottery Distributor: £13.97 million;Co-funding: £12.73 million *;Arts Council England: £12.10 million;LOCOG: £5.01 million **;Legacy Trust: £3.87 million;Greater London Authority: £3.87 million; andDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport: £3.82 million.
* Co-funding includes a variety of funding sources-ticket income, corporate sponsorship, BBC, Channel 4, Creative Scotland, Arts Councils of Wales and Northern Ireland, VisitBritain, various smaller sponsors, co-commissioning income from partner arts organisations, trusts and foundations.
** LOCOG is a private company independent of Government and primarily privately-financed.