The Request

Received on 19 May 2016

Thank you for your response.  However, i would like clarification please on the full level of financial support that the British Council is giving to the New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio touring exhibition.

The response below suggests that financial support is detailed up until the end of March 2016.  This touring exhibition runs until October 2016 and has a number of venues in different countries in Asia to exhibit at.  I would like to understand the FULL level of support this exhibition is getting, up until the touring exhibition closes in October 2016.

I understand that the Government's Great Britain Campaign is also supporting this exhibition, are you able to provide the funding support for this, in other words - so i can understand the entire level of financial support that this touring exhibition is getting for its entire run from all parties? 

Thank you in advance, i look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Our Response

Responded on 17 June 2016

Case Reference: FOI/2016/33

17 June 2016


Thank you for your request for information dated 19 May 2016 concerning the entire full level of financial support that the New British Inventors tour is receiving from all parties up until October 2016. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

The British Council is contributing £715,000 to the New British Inventors tour, with the GREAT Britain campaign contributing a further £165,000. The tour is also receiving approximately £1.05m of cash and in-kind support from partners such as international tour venues and Heatherwick Studio.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

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Yours sincerely