Arts Council funding

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Would the Mayor agree that outer London has not received its fair share of cultural funding from the Arts Council over the last ten years? Will he work with the outer London boroughs to persuade DCMS and the Arts Council to adopt a fairer funding strategy?


Answer for Arts Council funding

Answer for Arts Council funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In general the outer London boroughs are less well served in terms of arts and culture and this is due to a number of factors. I am absolutely committed to improving the spread of cultural provision across the whole of London. I am already developing a range of initiatives at City Hall to address this and will happily work with regional funding agencies and the London boroughs on this issue.