Arts: West Midlands:Written question - 226592

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 27 February 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Arts: West Midlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has to support the arts in the West Midlands.
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 07 March 2019

Over the last 18 months, Arts Council England (ACE) has invested over £87 million into arts projects and organisations in the West Midlands. This has included £5 million to develop the Dance Hub Birmingham, with £3 million for the creation of a production and administrative space, and the remaining £2 million supporting additional dance activity, firmly placing Birmingham on the map as a national and international centre for dance. ACE has also invested £5 million of National Lottery Funding in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, which will support the Coventry City of Culture Trust in delivering a year of cultural events and celebrations across the city.

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