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Institute for Contemporary Arts

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public funding is being provided to the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) expressed (a) in cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the overall budget of the ICA in 2008-09. (229270)

Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, and as such, is responsible for distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery to artists and arts organisations. It makes all arts funding decisions at “arm's length” from Government, and has provided the following information on its support of the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA).

For the financial year 2008-09, (a) Arts Council England is providing £1,357,370 to the ICA, which (b) is reflected as 19.5 per cent. of ICA's overall income for the same year.