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Cash Boost for Scots Arts

Magazine article Public Finance

Cash Boost for Scots Arts

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Spending on the national performing arts companies in Scotland is to be increased by more than 13% to a total of E22.5m for 2007/08, Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson announced this week.

The additional cash will be shared by the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera.

The biggest increase, £1.2m, goes to Glasgow-based Scottish Ballet, which has been allocated £4.53m. The Executive said this reflected the strides taken by the company to 'deliver the highest standards, garner critical acclaim and reach new audiences'.

Scottish Opera's total allocation of £8.29m is up by £390,000. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra gets £3.77m (up by £820,000); the Scottish Chamber Orchestra £1.85m (up by £190,000) and the National Theatre of Scotland £4.1m (up by £100,000). …

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