Arts and Heritage APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote interest in the arts and heritage at Westminster.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Arts and Heritage

1. Taking Part 2018/19: statistical release
19/09/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: ..................... ........ 3 Chapter 1: Arts ................................ ......... 4

2. Productivity and the Arts, Heritage and Museums Sectors
22/09/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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3. Taking Part 2018/19: annual child release
19/09/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: 20 40 60 80 100 2008/09 2018/19 Art Libraries Heritage Museums Taking Part is a household

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. Taking Part 2017/18: quarter 4 statistical release
30/08/2018 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: 1 In 2 017/18 the question structure for the arts measure was revised. This does not appear to have

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. 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
4: festival. There are also heritage walks and the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, which has historic buildings - Speech Link
5: money more fairly, current statistics show that Arts Council funding is more than four times higher on - Speech Link
6: which is renowned the world over. Those who want the arts can enjoy choral performances in the old Priory - Speech Link
7: My constituents have a fantastically rich heritage. Barnard castle, for example, was the home of - Speech Link

4. Tourism: East of England
20/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: comes to heritage. Whether people are discovering our Anglo-Saxon, Roman and Norman heritage at Gosbecks - Speech Link
2: course I would advise anybody coming to sample our heritage and tourist attractions, who choose to base themselves - Speech Link
3: main line. We also have wonderful culture and heritage, despite being the first new town. Rooks Nest - Speech Link
4: region’s economy. Historic England has estimated that heritage-related trips alone generated £16.9 billion across - Speech Link
5: constituents—with joy and optimism to celebrate the culture, heritage, community and, importantly, diversity we share - Speech Link
6: with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund, but it does not attract - Speech Link
7: on issues such as tourism, city planning with heritage taken into consideration, and archaeological research - Speech Link

5. 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: finalising guidance for a phased return of the performing arts sectors as we speak. This package allows us to protect - Speech Link
5: albeit long-awaited, injection of cash for the arts and cultural sectors. The announcement has been - Speech Link

6. 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

7. Covid-19: Cultural and Entertainment Sectors
02/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: visiting a museum, wandering through the gardens of a heritage site or attending the theatre, can do so much - Speech Link
2: control.However, I know that for so many in the arts and entertainment sector, this proposal represents - Speech Link
3: Secretary of State talks about preserving our cultural heritage, but our culture is not something to be preserved - Speech Link

8. Covid-19: Orchestras and Cultural Venues
01/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: provided tailored support. The Arts Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England have - Speech Link
2: as businesses and replenish both our cultural heritage and, indeed, the coffers of the Treasury. - Speech Link
3: highlight the importance and variety of our cultural heritage. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State - Speech Link
4: at a time of huge deprivation and austerity, the Arts Council was created with cross-party backing under - Speech Link
5: Government understand the hybrid nature of the way the arts sector is funded in this country and are keen to - Speech Link
6: five-stage road map that will allow the performing arts sector to get back up and running, and more detailed - Speech Link
7: that he will not stand by and see our world-leading arts and cultural sector destroyed—but it seems to many - Speech Link
8: this dreadful time, but the creative industries and arts sector will lose for ever a large swathe of our - Speech Link

9. City of Culture 2021: Sunderland Bid
21/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: shaped and powered by culture. We have embedded arts and culture at the core of our economic master-plan - Speech Link
2: in our area and our rich and vibrant cultural heritage. Hopefully, all of our constituents will continue - Speech Link
3: widely known that engagement and participation in the arts can have a positive, long-term effect on improving - Speech Link
4: pride in its heritage and helping to build a new future.As the Minister for arts, heritage and tourism - Speech Link

10. Royal Academy of Arts: 250th Anniversary
12/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts, and the contribution made by the Academy to the - Speech Link
2: late Andrew Faulds, founded the all-party arts and heritage group way back in 1974, one of the very first - Speech Link
3: has been an exemplary stalwart for the arts, culture and heritage in our two Houses.It is a great - Speech Link
4: Jones, and listen to him talk about his love of the arts and all the exhibitions he has witnessed. I agree - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Arts and Heritage
1. Visual Arts: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Clement-Jones
... will include support for visual artists.

2. Arts: Staffordshire
asked by: Jonathan Gullis
... culture and heritage covid-19 rescue fund.

3. Arts and Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus
asked by: Hywel Williams
... arts and heritage institutions in Wales.

4. Arts: Coronavirus
asked by: Gareth Thomas
... Media and Sport on support for businesses operating in the creative industries supply chain which do not qualify for the £1.57 billion support package for cultural and heritage organisations; and if he will make a statement.

5. Arts and Culture: Finance
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... arts and heritage institutions are distributed to groups supporting under represented people with protected characteristics.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Lord Crathorne Portrait
Lord Crathorne
Honorary Secretary
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Photography , Rural Services
Lord Cormack Portrait
Lord Cormack
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th November 2017
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
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
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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


Public Enquiry Point:

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


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
Conservative - Mid Norfolk
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships