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To ask the Scottish Executive how much it expects Creative Scotland to distribute in Scotland in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12 and (e) 2012-13.
Answered by Linda Fabiani (08/12/2008): The total budgets and planned budgets for Creative Scotland proposed to Parliament are £50.2 million in 2008-09, £55.1 million in 2009-10 and £57.5 million in 2010-11. Included in these figures are specific amounts for the Youth Music Initiative (£10 million per year), Cultural Co-ordinators (£2.65 million in 2008-09 and £2.15 million in 2009-10), Arts and Business (£0.4 million each year) and the Edinburgh Festivals Expo fund (£1.308 million in 2008-09, £2.692 million in 2009-10 and £2 million in 2010-11). The budgets include provision for new government priorities such as the Creative Innovation Fund (£2.5 million in each year 2009-10 and 2010-11).
Decisions on more detailed disbursements of Creative Scotland funding are for the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, and for Creative Scotland once established, and set out in those organisations'' annual business plans.
Any revisions to Creative Scotland''s budgets each year will be proposed to Parliament in the usual way. Funding levels for Creative Scotland beyond 2010-11 will be announced at the next Government spending review.
Note: This page contains both questions laid by Gil as MSP for West of Scotland (2007-2011, title starts "S3W/O") and Clydebank & Milngavie (2011-present, title starts "S4W/O")