On 22 June 2020, the Minister for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage MP responded to a written question on establishing a replacement programme for Creative Europe.
In her response, she noted that officials are developing options for domestic alternatives to Creative Europe. These will be considered in line with upcoming fiscal events, including the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The full written answer can be read below.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
22 June 2020
Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to establish a replacement programme for Creative Europe.
Caroline Dinenage: While the Government has taken the decision not to seek participation in Creative Europe’s 2021-27 programme, we remain committed to supporting the UK’s thriving cultural and creative economy. We will continue to invest money directly into the UK’s cultural and creative sectors, continuing to support and grow their world-class activity on the international stage. Now we have taken back control of our money, we are able to focus spending on specific UK priorities including on our world class arts, heritage and creative industries.
Officials are developing options for domestic alternatives to Creative Europe, which will be considered in line with upcoming fiscal events including the Comprehensive Spending Review.