In a written question on 16 June 2020, Jo Stevens MP asked the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what steps he had taken to establish a replacement programme for Creative Europe. On 22 June 2020, Caroline Dinenage MP replied:
“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.” To read the answer on the Parliament website, click here.