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Cultural Investment Fund Analysis March 2023

Analysis of the Arts Council England Cultural Investment Fund, March 2023.

In March 2023, more than 70 cultural organisations across the UK were awarded a share of a £58.8 million pot from the Arts Council England Cultural Investment Fund.

In the attached report we have analysed the regional distribution of the CIF grant for 2023 and 2022.

Key facts:

In 2022, ACE awarded 63 awards worth £48.1m. The North East received more than all the other English regions – £9,659,800.



However, in 2023, out of the £58.8m awarded, the North East received the penultimate lowest grant, at £3,066,496, with London receiving the least, and the West Midlands receiving more than four times as much as the North East.



Adding the awards for 2022 and 2023, we find that the North East received £12,726,296 – the 5th largest of the 9 regions awarded Cultural Investment Funding, with £106.9m awarded in total.



Download the Cultural Investment Fund analysis March 2023

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