Arts: Coventry

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on future funding to support the arts in Coventry.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

My Department announced, in December last year, that Coventry will be the UK City of Culture 2021. This will be a great year of arts and cultural events and will put the city firmly on the map as a cultural centre.

Arts Council England (ACE) will contin 34ue to support the City through its funding programmes, and recently announced £5 million in Lottery funding to support Coventry 2021. In addition, Coventry and Warwickshire now have 12 ACE National Portfolio Organisations, of which six are new entrants. Over the four year funding period, 2018-2022, ACE expect to deliver approximately £73 million of funding to support these organisations.

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