FOI/2016/20

The Request

received on 21 april 2016

Hello
I am requesting information relating to the current touring exhibition 'New British Inventors - Inside Heatherwick Studio'. 

I understand that this is 'supported' by the British Council and part of the Great Britain campaign, can you please disclose to what extent such 'support' entails, in other words, what funds/monies have been provided to stage this touring exhibition in its entirety by the British Council?

Thank you, i look forward to hearing.
Yours sincerely,

 

The Response

responded on 17 may 2016

Case Reference: FOI/2016/20

17 May 2016

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 21 April 2016 concerning the current touring exhibition 'New British Inventors - Inside Heatherwick Studio'. 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.

For your ease of reference I have restated your request in full below in bold and have provided our response beneath.

I am requesting information relating to the current touring exhibition 'New British Inventors - Inside Heatherwick Studio'. 

I understand that this is 'supported' by the British Council and part of the Great Britain campaign, can you please disclose to what extent such 'support' entails, in other words, what funds/monies have been provided to stage this touring exhibition in its entirety by the British Council?    

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio leads the wider New British Inventors campaign of talks and events being developed by the British Council. The programme promotes excellence and innovation in British design and architecture, and creates a platform for international debate about the potential of design to shape the future. To the end of March 2016, the British Council has contributed approximately £675,000 to stage this 5-venue touring exhibition.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)
Information Governance and Risk Management
British Council
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M1 6BB
Email: IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org

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Yours sincerely