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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
The following information:
As of 7 September 2021, what is the total amount of funding that the Scottish Government has given to Edinburgh Festivals’ Platform for Creative Excellence programme?
As of 7 September 2021, what is the total amount of funding that the Scottish Government has given to Edinburgh Festivals Gateway?
The answer to your first question is that since the Platform for Creative Excellence (PlaCE) Programme launched in financial year2018/19, the Scottish Government has contributed £1 million per year towards the fund, making a total of £4 million from the Scottish Government towards this fund by financial year 2021/22 in which September 7 2021 falls.
The answer to your second question is that the Scottish Government provided £1 million towards the Festivals’ Gateway fund which, alongside £300,000 from City of Edinburgh Council, created a total funding package of £1.3 million which was used to support some activity from the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House