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Arts: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Labour, Bradford West

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on access to the arts in Yorkshire and Humber region between (a) May 2015 and February 2016 and (b) May 2010 and April 2015.

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 Government continues to support the fantastic range of arts in the culture in Yorkshire and the Humber through its public investment in the arts, distributed by Arts Council England, as well as investment in cultural projects and programmes including £1.5 million for the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull to support its redevelopment and £1 million to support the Yorkshire Festival which will celebrate the region’s culture this summer.

The Arts Council has provided the following funding to Yorkshire during the dates specified:

Funding Year

Total

2015/2016: 1st April - 8 Feb 2016

£46,399,085

Funding Year

Total

2010/2011

£36,013,760

2011/2012

£47,661,513

2012/2013

£64,126,617

2013/2014

£46,717,549

2014/2015

£53,628,743

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