Culture: Nottinghamshire

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Ben Bradley Ben Bradley Conservative, Mansfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department has allocated to arts and culture projects in Nottinghamshire in each of the last five years.

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

As outlined in the table, since April 2013, Arts Council England has invested almost £8.5 million in arts and culture projects in Nottinghamshire including regular funding to their National Portfolio Organisations, National Lottery Grants for the Arts, Project Grants and Strategic funding.

Nottinghamshire

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

National Portfolio Organisations

£126,218

£126,729

-

-

-

£300,000

Music Education Hubs*

£830,974

£832,731

£1,073,643

£1,067,598

£1,065,575

£1,066,848

Grants For The Arts/Project Grants

£234,983

£287,044

£239,118

£399,050

£375,755

£141,270

Strategic/Other

£ -

£79,850

£20,486

£137,598

£5,000

£32,942

Total

£ 1,192,175

£ 1,326,354

£ 1,333,247

£ 1,604,246

£ 1,446,330

£ 1,541,060

Alongside ACE funding, the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvements Fund provided £75,000 in 2017/18 for 'Accessible Exhibition at Newstead Abbey', Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

In addition, First Art (Creswell Heritage Trust) recently became one of six successful arts projects across England to receive a share of £5.5 million in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places funding programme. This funding will support First Art to continue its work taking arts and culture to local communities across Nottinghamshire.

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