asked Her Majesty’s Government:
What are the terms of reference of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum; and [HL54]
What specific objectives have been set by the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum for the Cultural Olympiad; and [HL55]
What consultations are being held by the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum with organisers of previous Cultural Olympiads; and [HL59]
Why there is no reference to the Cultural Olympiad in the name of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum which was set up to advise and support the Government in developing the cultural programme for the 2012 Olympics and ensuring a lasting cultural legacy. [HL156]
The terms of reference of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum are to:
ensure that proposals put forward to maximise the benefits and legacy of the Games for the cultural and creative sectors, both in London and more widely, are aligned with the overall vision for the cultural and creative aspects of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
act as advocates for the participation of the cultural and creative sectors in the programme for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, promoting the benefits and legacy for the sectors of their participation and the contribution which the sectors can make to the wider programme;
support co-ordination of the efforts of key strategic and delivery agencies and institutions in the cultural and creative sectors to contribute to the delivery of the programme for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the start of the build-up in 2008 to the conclusion of the Games;
support co-ordination of the efforts of key strategic and delivery agencies and institutions in the cultural and creative sectors to contribute to the realisation of the wider benefits and legacy of the Games;
act as a conduit for the cultural and creative sectors to engage the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on issues of concern and to resolve conflicts;
advise the DCMS on its overall delivery plan for the culture sub-objective for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and
act as a sounding board for issues relevant to culture raised by those taking forward delivery of other sub-objectives.
The Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum was set up to provide advice to the Government and LOCOG on the development of the Cultural Olympiad programme and on how to ensure a cultural legacy for the whole country.
No specific consultations have been held by the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum with organisers of previous Cultural Olympiads. However, the membership includes individuals with experience of organising large-scale cultural programmes.
The Cultural Olympiad is an informal working title given to the cultural programme of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and therefore there is no need to include it in the name of the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and with a number of our non-departmental public bodies to deliver a range of projects as part of the Cultural Olympiad, with the vision that the programme will celebrate London and the UK welcoming the world, will inspire and involve young people and will generate a positive legacy. A successful Cultural Olympiad will be one in which that vision is delivered. We are working with LOCOG to ensure that each project or the framework for projects is best established to meet each element of the vision.
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What work has been carried out in preparation to fund 20 “distinctive projects” from 2008 to 2012 as part of the 2012 Sounds!: The Olympic Proms programme; and [HL61]
Which museums, galleries and libraries have agreed to participate in the International Exhibitions Programme; how much money has been set aside for the programme; and how much has already been spent; and [HL62]
What proportion of the Cultural Olympiad budget will be allocated to the International Shakespeare Festival; and how much has already been spent; and [HL63]
How much the major projects for the Cultural Olympiad will cost; and how they will be paid for; and [HL149]
When the major projects for the Cultural Olympiad will begin; and [HL150]
How and when other organisations can become involved in the major projects of the Cultural Olympiad. [HL151]
The Cultural Olympiad will be delivered and funded in partnership with a range of public and private organisations.
We are working with a number of partners to make the most of the unique opportunities that the Games present. The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is co-ordinating a number of projects in partnership with a variety of organisations that will run projects and events at various times between 2008 and 2012 as part of Cultural Olympiad.
This includes the projects with the working titles 2012 Sounds!, the International Exhibitions Programme and the International Shakespeare Festival.
LOCOG, working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is also working in partnership with a number of bodies to develop the vision, scope and detailed business plan for each of these projects, including a consideration of costs and options for funding.
There is scope for other organisations to get involved in major projects as they develop. Once LOCOG and partner organisations have completed the current business planning, they will be in a position to update the cultural sector and highlight additional opportunities. The latest update on the development of the major projects can be found on the London 2012 website at www.london2012.com.
asked Her Majesty’s Government:
How many people who have not previously participated in arts-related events as (a) a performer; (b) an artist; and (c) a spectator or visitor, they envisage participating in the Cultural Olympiad. [HL64]
The Cultural Olympiad will include a range of projects designed to inspire and involve young people, artists and communities in all the nations and regions.
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and its partners are developing the vision and business plan for each project, which will include consideration of the number of people likely to participate as performers, artists and spectators.
The Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum is regularly attended by representatives of the Local Government Association and the devolved Administrations. DCMS officials have held a number of discussions with other government departments about the interaction between the Cultural Olympiad and other parts of the Olympic programme, and will continue to do so as appropriate.