The Culture, Media and Sport Committee takes evidence from the Chair and Chief Executive of Arts Council England as part of its Countries of Culture inquiry.
Tuesday 3 May 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England
- Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England
Inquiry background and focus
This inquiry was launched in March and will be looking at ways to preserve and promote the UK’s cultural wealth.
The previous Committee’s Report into the Work of Arts Council England concluded that there is an arts funding imbalance in favour of London at the expense of tax payers and lottery players in other parts of the country, which should be rectified as soon as possible. With this in mind, the Committee wishes to use the new Countries of Culture inquiry as an opportunity to build on this report and examine the UK’s wider cultural landscape.
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