§ 57. Mr. Knapman
To ask the Minister for the Arts what information he has received from the Arts Council as to its intended application of moneys set aside for incentive funding.
§ 69. Mr. Patrick Thompson
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether(a) small and (b) innovative arts organisations will quality for incentive funding under the Arts Council's scheme.
§ Mr. Luce
The Arts Council published "Better Business for the Arts", containing full details of its scheme on 24 February.
The minimum grant will be £5,000. To qualify for this an organisation will be required to increase its income from outside sources by £10,000 in the third year of a business plan. A major criterion for all incentive funding awards will be the artistic excellence of the programmes; innovation is an important feature.