HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc722-3W
Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many proposed new visual arts facilities her Department has been advised of since 1 January 1998; in which cities and towns they are located; and how much public funding was given in each case. [167286]

Estelle Morris

Arts Council England has awarded over £175 million of lottery capital funds to new and existing visual arts projects since 1 January 1998. Details of individual awards are set out in the tables.

Table 1: Completed visual arts projects
Organisation name Location Approved amount (£)
Yorkshire ArtSpace Society Ltd. Sheffield 3,776,310
Lowry Salford 51,000,000
Spike Island Artspace Ltd. Bristol 935,000
Tate Gallery Projects Ltd. London 6,200,000

Table 2: Visual arts projects under construction
Organisation name Location Approved amount (£)
Combined Art Gallery and Craft Centre for Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 4,500,000
Hampshire Arts Centre Basingstoke and Havant 500,000
Colchester Arts Centre Colchester 5,000,000
Creative Art House Doncaster 1,000,000
Derby Playhouse Derby 2,500,000
Spike Island Bristol 750,000
Eastbourne Regional Cultural Quarter Eastbourne 2,000,000
INIVA/Association of Black Photographers London 5,000,000
Stroud Valley Artspace Gloucestershire 580,000
Wysing Arts Cambridge 780.000

Table 3: Visual arts projects not yet to be started
Organisation name Location Approved

amount (£)

Turner Centre Margate 4,100,000
Future Factory and Angel Row Nottingham 5,000,000
ACME Studios London 2,000,000
Whitechapel Art Gallery London 500,000
Waygood Gallery Newcastle 750,000
Storey Gallery Lancaster 693,600
Newlyn Art Gallery Penzance 1,200,000
Sherborne House Sherborne 288,860
Centre for Creative Arts Wakefield 4,000.000

Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures she has taken to check projections of visitor number attendances at the new visual arts facilities against the actual figures; and if she will make a statement. [167287]

Estelle Morris

Arts Council England rigorously assesses projections of visitor numbers contained in all applications made to it for capital grants. The Arts Council also monitors all regularly funded organisations, including those receiving capital funding, through an annual, covering attendances in the previous financial year and the projected attendances in the current year.

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