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Artists with Disabilities

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support his Department provides for artists with disabilities. (151113)

In 2005-06 Arts Council England (ACE) provided £12,844,929 funding and since 2004 has provided £4,138,800 in capital grants for disability-led arts organisations. Last year ACE launched a Disability Equality Scheme and it is developing a new Disability Arts Strategy for 2008-09. The Cultural Leadership programme has also funded a network of disabled artists to develop leadership opportunities.