The Funding of the Arts and Heritage

28 July 2010

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry and call for evidence into The Funding of the Arts and Heritage.

The Committee is inviting written submissions and requesting views on the following issues:

  • What impact recent, and future, spending cuts from central and local Government will have on the arts and heritage at a national and local level;
  • What arts organisations can do to work more closely together in order to reduce duplication of effort and to make economies of scale;
  • What level of public subsidy for the arts and heritage is necessary and sustainable;
  • Whether the current system, and structure, of funding distribution is the right one;
  • What impact recent changes to the distribution of National Lottery funds will have on arts and heritage organisations;
  • Whether the policy guidelines for National Lottery funding need to be reviewed;
  • The impact of recent changes to DCMS arm’s-length bodies - in particular the abolition of the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council;
  • Whether businesses and philanthropists can play a long-term role in funding arts at a national and local level;
  • Whether there need to be more Government incentives to encourage private donations.
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