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Cultural Investment Programme – Openness and Imagination funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update on the allocation of Openness and Imagination funding to arts organisations.


That Cabinet:

1.      Approved the rollover of investment to current Openness organisations for a further 12 months (April 2023- March 2024) at a cost of £387,750.

2.      Approved the approach to finalising recommendations for the allocation of Imagination funding 2023-25 (delayed until June 2023) and Openness funding (delayed until April 2024 – March 2025) in accordance with the process agreed by Cabinet in 2017.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to take all steps required to award the funding as approved and enter into grant agreements, subject to the budget being approved at Full Council.

Report author: Genevieve Adkins

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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