Arts and Heritage APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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Since 1974 the APPG has built up a close relationship with all our national museums and galleries, The Arts Council, English Heritage, The National Trust and with other leading arts and heritage bodies. We hold regular meetings with their leaders and with ministers. We arrange numerous visits and also have the privilege of attending private views of most of the major exhibitions in London.

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Recent Documents related to Arts and Heritage

1. Productivity and the Arts, Heritage and Museums Sectors
22/09/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: and analysis Productivity and the Arts, Heritage and Museums Sectors This report sets

2. Total Income of DCMS-funded cultural organisations 2018/19
21/11/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Helen Whately Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Sarah Healey Permanent

3. National Statistics: Taking Part Survey: October 2017 to September 2018 (Provisional)
11/06/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: of State Rebecca Pow Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Scott Bailey

4. NUTKHUT - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Blighty was an ambitious, multi-faceted, arts and heritage project, created, in order to bring to life

5. Wellbeing and engagement in culture, heritage and sport by adults in Northern Ireland, 2019/20
06/07/2021 - Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)
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Found: Wellbeing and engagement in culture, heritage and sport by adults in Northern Ireland, 2019/20

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Arts and Heritage

1. Covid-19: Museums, Galleries and Historic Buildings
21/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: over decades have established that visiting our heritage is the main reason visitors come to the United - Speech Link

2. Arts, Culture and Heritage: Support Package
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues across the country in the - Speech Link
2: welcome this much-needed injection of cash for the arts and culture sector, but I have to ask: what took - Speech Link
3: for the heritage, arts and culture sector anywhere in the world. I am very clear that our arts, culture - Speech Link

3. Arts, Culture and Heritage: Support Package
08/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues across the country in the - Speech Link
2: lesser known but equally cherished cultural and heritage institutions and organisations in regions up and - Speech Link
3: on top of the announcement made last week by the Arts Council to reopen its project grants competition - Speech Link

4. Town of Culture Award
23/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: constituency, we have everything from Elsecar Heritage Centre to Worsbrough mill. I congratulate my right - Speech Link
2: all sorts of amazing examples of the culture and heritage in towns across the country. Pontefract is the - Speech Link
3: which shows that people can aspire to achieve in the arts. There is a Turner painting of Flint castle, which—believe - Speech Link

5. Hull’s Maritime City Bid
03/09/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: to support, protect and promote Hull’s maritime heritage through the project.As one of the UK’s - Speech Link
2: level as a destination renowned for its maritime heritage and culture. Hull’s rich maritime story will take - Speech Link
3: aware, my portfolio encompasses not just arts and heritage, but the tourism agenda. My right hon. Friend - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Arts and Heritage
1. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
14/07/2020
... (b) Arts Council England and (c) other public bodies will be made available to cultural and heritage organisations.

2. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
14/07/2020
... what his timescale is for publishing details of the applications process for (a) loan and (b) grants available through that package.

3. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
14/07/2020
... (b) Arts Council England and (c) other public bodies are making available to support cultural and heritage organisations in London during the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
14/07/2020
... (b) Arts Council England and (c) other public bodies for freelance and self-employed workers in the cultural and heritage sectors.

5. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Florence Eshalomi
14/07/2020
... (b) timeline and (c) application process are for accessing this package.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th February 2020
69 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Crathorne Portrait
Lord Crathorne
Co-Chairman & Honorary Secretary
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Photography , Rural Services
Lord Cormack Portrait
Lord Cormack
President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
Lord Stirrup Portrait
Lord Stirrup
Honorary Treasurer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Boothroyd Portrait
Baroness Boothroyd
Vice President
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Viscount Falkland Portrait
Viscount Falkland
Vice President
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 8th November 2017
1 APPG Membership
Racing and Bloodstock
Lord Howarth of Newport Portrait
Lord Howarth of Newport
Vice President
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Mindfulness , Norfolk Island
Lord Lea of Crondall Portrait
Lord Lea of Crondall
Vice President
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Hilton of Eggardon Portrait
Baroness Hilton of Eggardon
Vice Chairman
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Lord Crathorne, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. Tel: 01642 700 431

Email: crathorneah@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Arts and Heritage APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Arts and Heritage APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Freeman Portrait
Lord Freeman
Honorary Treasurer
Conservative - Retired on 1 October 2020
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 24th September 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Gordon Marsden Portrait
Gordon Marsden
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Blackpool South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Leslie Portrait
Chris Leslie
Vice President
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Nottingham East
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Vice Chair
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
George Freeman Portrait
George Freeman
Treasurer
Conservative - Mid Norfolk
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016