English regional culture funding inquiry

posted on 21 March 2016, updated on 21 March 2016

The DCMS has launched an inquiry into funding for culture in England's regions and sub-regions. The Countries of Culture inquiry will focus on the regional impact of local authority settlement on the cultural sector; new funding models for culture and use of lottery funding; cultural partnerships; skills, management and infrastructure; accessibility and engagement; and the value and impact of culture in the regions.

The select committee's last inquiry in 2014, into the work of Arts Council England, found that there is an imbalance in arts funding in favour of London at the expense of other parts of the country. This year's inquiry aims to build on that report and look beyond the work of ACE.

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