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Arts Council

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects were cancelled by the Arts Council in each of the last five years. (140763)

There are seven large projects which have been cancelled by the Arts Council in the past five years:

Project description

Date cancelled

A development fund project to build capacity within the British Chinese community.

February 2002

A feasibility study and development study for a touring agency to explore the creation of six centres in areas of the eastern region with sizeable Black, Asian and Chinese communities.

December 2004

A project to create a centre of excellence for African dance in London.

March 2005

A project to purchase a mobile cinema, with 100-seat capacity and equipped with 35mm and video projection and digital sound.

March 2005

A project to create a centre for Black theatre by leasing and fitting-out a 300-seat theatre.

June 2005

A flagship regional media production centre project, predominantly for Black, Asian and Chinese artistic work, from Slough borough council.

June 2005

A project to set up a new community music centre incorporating recording studios, workshop, office and storage spaces.

October 2006

Information on further cancelled projects could be provided only at disproportionate cost.