Arts: Folkestone

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Damian Collins Damian Collins Conservative, Folkestone and Hythe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Arts Council has given to organisations in Folkestone and Hythe constituency since 2010.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Arts Council England has invested the following in organisations in Folkestone and Hythe constituency since 2010:

Year

GIA

Lottery

Total

2010/11

£86,209

£613,928

£700,137

2011/12

£73,279

£129,242

£202,521

2012/13

-

£101,700

£101,700

2013/14

-

£917,909

£917,909

2014/15

-

£137,616

£137,616

Total

£159,488

£1,900,395

£2,059,883

Arts Council England funding supports a number of arts organisations in Folkestone and Hythe constituency including the Creative Foundation (which received £500,000 Grants for the Arts funding for the Folkestone Triennial 2014) and Strange Cargo Arts Company (which received £95,000 Lottery funding in 2014/15).

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