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Arts: Liverpool

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL3668, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about Arts Council funding for the Liverpool Black-E project; and what plans they have to ensure its ability to continue.

Answered on

17 December 2014

Arts Council England has the responsibility for making individual spending decisions independently of Ministers and Government. The Arts Council’s Relationship Managers are in contact with The Black-E and they are clear that they will continue to do all that they can to keep the dialogue open with the organisation, supporting staff, management and funding partners to maintain its continued development.

The Arts Council have supported The Black-E through recent years including when it was recently successful in being awarded a £450,000 small-scale capital grant which will further support their work and will increase their capacity to source additional income. Although the organisation will receive a smaller level of investment from 2015, the Arts Council are working with The Black-E to negotiate the best way forward to meet their goals over the coming months.