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Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated annual running costs are of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum. (137496)

There are no running costs of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum other than those of staff time within the Department and refreshments, both paid for within DCMS’s revenue budget.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) salary and (b) financial package is for a creative programmer; and what the budget is of each regional creative programme. (137497)

Each Creative Programmer post will attract a salary of around £40,000. The precise financial package will take account of the full costs of employment. This is a matter for each of the Regional Cultural Consortiums who will employ the Creative Programmers and will be responsible for agreeing salaries with successful candidates.

Creative Programmers will work closely with national and regional partners to advise the cultural sector in the region on possible sources of public and private funding to support cultural projects as part of the Cultural Olympiad.