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Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee


Funding for Culture

Background

The Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee was looking at funding for culture in Scotland. The Committee knows how big an impact the pandemic has had on the creative scene and cultural businesses. It wanted to hear from individuals, groups and businesses operating in this area. These views helped the Committee to make recommendations to the Scottish Government ahead of its budget.

Consultation

On 4 August 2021 the Committee launched a call for views on this inquiry. The call for views closed to new submissions on 8 September 2021. The Committee received 17 responses.

The Committee received 52 submissions to a call for views on this topic.

Read the submissions received

The Committee also received the following submissions:


Oral Evidence

Thursday 20 January 2022

The Committee took evidence on the Scottish Government's Budget 2022-23 from—

Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Scottish Government
Scott Wightman, Director for External Affairs, Scottish Government
Bettina Sizeland, Deputy Director of Culture and Historic Environment Division, Scottish Government

Committee Papers

Papers for the meeting on 20 January 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 20 January 2022

Thursday 23 September 2021

The Committee took evidence from—

Fiona Sturgeon Shea, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Scottish Theatre
Alison Reeves, Scotland Manager, Making Music
Lucy Casot, Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland
John McVay, Chief Executive Officer, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television
Iain Munro, Chief Executive, Creative Scotland

Isabel Davis, Executive Director, Screen Scotland

Committee Papers

Papers for the meeting on 23 September 2021

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 23 September 2021

Thursday 16 September 2021

The Committee took evidence from—

Clara Cullen, Venue support Manager, Music Venue Trust
Fiona Campbell, Convener, Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland
Mike Jones, Managing Director, The Stand Comedy Club
Matt Baker, Orchestrator, The Stove Network

Committee Papers

Papers for the meeting on 16 September 2021

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 16 September 2021

Thursday 9 September 2021

The Committee took evidence from

Paul McManus, Negotiation officer Scotland, BECTU
Barry Dallman, Acting Regional Organiser, Scotland and Northern Ireland Region, Musicians' Union

Committee Papers

Papers for the meeting on 9 September 2021

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 9 September 2021


Committee report

The Committee's report, Pre-budget scrutiny: culture sector funding, was published on 1 November 2021:

Read the Committee's report.

Scottish Government response

The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 23 December 2021:

Read the Scottish Government's response.


Correspondence

Response to CEEAC Pre Budget Scrutiny Report

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture to the Convener, 23 December 2021

Pre Budget Scrutiny letter to Cabinet Secretary

Letter from the Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, 1 November 2021

BBC Scotland studio infrastructure and BBC Studioworks

Letter from Steve Carson, Director, BBC Scotland to the Convener in relation to BBC Scotland's studio infrastructure and BBC Studioworks, 28 June 2021

Letter from Convener to BBC

Letter from Convener to Steve Carson, Director of BBC Scotland, on legacy issues raised by the previous committee, 23 June 2021


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