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Dance Facilities

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what central funding is available for dance facilities in local communities. (82414)

Central Government does not provide direct funding for local community dance facilities. However, funding can be made available through local government programmes and through Arts Council England revenue funding for arts organisations. Funding for dance for 2006-07 is £34 million rising to £35 million for 2007-08.

Since 1994 the Arts Council has also invested £126.4 million into establishing a national infrastructure of dedicated dance venues across the country, including Yorkshire Dance in Leeds, the Laban Centre in London and Dance City in Newcastle.