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Arts and Culture

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 156506, tabled on 21 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote UK arts and culture.

Answered on

28 June 2018

The arts help individuals and communities by bringing people together, encouraging creativity and removing social barriers. This government is committed to supporting and promoting our world class arts and culture to ensure that everyone can engage and participate in them, make places better for people to live,work and visit, and boost the economy.

Government support for arts and culture is primarily provided via the Arts Council England. Government also promotes art and culture through direct support such as the recently launched £20 million Cultural Development Fund, which aims to support towns and cities to grow their local economy through investment in arts, heritage and the creative industries; and the Great Exhibition of the North, a three month event that will will celebrate the great art, culture and design of the North of England, which government has invested over £6 million in.