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Dear Arts Council of England,

I would like to see the applications, supporting documentation and documents regarding to the Arts Council England assessment of those applications for the following stated organisations when applying to the National Lottery Project Grant.

I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by SelfMadeHero's 'Graphic Anthology Programme', Baltic Flour Mills Visual Arts Trusts 'Fair and Equitable-CVAB Five Year Strategy' (2021/2022), and University College London 'CVAN London Pilot' (2021/2022) and Cinder House Publishing Limited ‘Dead Ink Hub’ (2021/2022).

Yours faithfully,

Ms Griffiths

Information, Arts Council England

 

Dear Ms Griffiths,

 

Thank you for your request for information from Arts Council England.

I can confirm that your request will be considered in line with our
obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This means that we
will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days (not including UK bank holidays) from the
day after we received your email. Consequently, you can expect to hear
from us by 8^th November 2023.

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our
website [1]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

Alternatively, for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Kind regards,

Information Team

[3]Arts Council England 

From: Ms Griffiths <[FOI #1037210 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9:09 PM
To: Information <[email address]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE National Lottery
Project Funding

 

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Dear Arts Council of England,

I would like to see the applications, supporting documentation and
documents regarding to the Arts Council England assessment of those
applications for the following stated organisations when applying to the
National Lottery Project Grant.

I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by
SelfMadeHero's 'Graphic Anthology Programme', Baltic Flour Mills Visual
Arts Trusts 'Fair and Equitable-CVAB Five Year Strategy' (2021/2022), and
University College London 'CVAN London Pilot' (2021/2022) and Cinder House
Publishing Limited ‘Dead Ink Hub’ (2021/2022).

Yours faithfully,

Ms Griffiths

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Information, Arts Council England

Dear Ms Griffiths,

 

 

Thank you for your request for information from Arts Council England.

In order for us to process your request we will require clarification
regarding your identity.

Clarification required:

The Information Commissioner’s Office suggests that a Freedom of
Information request should only be accepted if submitted with a full name,
as outlined below.

For a request to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real
name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their
identity. This means that if the staff processing the request cannot
identify the requester from the name provided, that request will be
invalid. […] The absence of a real name would make it technically invalid
under Section 8(1)(b).

Any variation of the requester’s title or first name combined with their
surname (e.g. Mr Smith or John Smith) will be sufficient to meet this
requirement. However, a first name or surname provided in isolation, or a
set of initials, will not.

Furthermore, they also state that if a requester has used a pseudonym then
their request will be invalid.

In order for us to identify the relevant documentation, please can you
provide your surname in line with the above.

Once we have received your clarification, we will deal with your request
in line with our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act and
respond to you within 20 working days.

Your FOI request is on hold pending your response. Please note if we do
not hear from you in the next 20 working days we shall consider this
matter closed, at which point you would be welcome to resubmit your
request at any time.

 

Kind regards,

Information Team  

[1]Arts Council England 

From: Information
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:49 PM
To: Ms Griffiths <[FOI #1037210 email]>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE National
Lottery Project Funding

 

 

Dear Ms Griffiths,

 

Thank you for your request for information from Arts Council England.

I can confirm that your request will be considered in line with our
obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This means that we
will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days (not including UK bank holidays) from the
day after we received your email. Consequently, you can expect to hear
from us by 8^th November 2023.

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our
website [2]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

Alternatively, for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website [3]http://www.ico.org.uk

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Kind regards,

Information Team

[4]Arts Council England 

From: Ms Griffiths <[5][FOI #1037210 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9:09 PM
To: Information <[6][email address]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE National Lottery
Project Funding

 

CAUTION:This email originated outside ACE. Take extra care when opening
attachments or clicking links.

 

Dear Arts Council of England,

I would like to see the applications, supporting documentation and
documents regarding to the Arts Council England assessment of those
applications for the following stated organisations when applying to the
National Lottery Project Grant.

I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by
SelfMadeHero's 'Graphic Anthology Programme', Baltic Flour Mills Visual
Arts Trusts 'Fair and Equitable-CVAB Five Year Strategy' (2021/2022), and
University College London 'CVAN London Pilot' (2021/2022) and Cinder House
Publishing Limited ‘Dead Ink Hub’ (2021/2022).

Yours faithfully,

Ms Griffiths

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Dear Information,

Thank you for your swift response and apologies for the delay on my end. My full name is Rhiannon Griffiths

Yours sincerely,

Ms R Griffiths

Information, Arts Council England

Dear Rhiannon,

 

Thank you for your prompt clarification. 

I can therefore confirm that your request will be considered in line with
our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This means that
we will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days (not including UK bank holidays) from the
day after we received your email. Consequently, you can expect to hear
from us by 17^th November 2023.

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our
website [1]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

Alternatively, for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Kind regards,

Information Team

[3]Arts Council England 

From: Ms Griffiths <[FOI #1037210 email]>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2023 8:29 AM
To: Information <[email address]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]RE: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE
National Lottery Project Funding

 

CAUTION:This email originated outside ACE. Take extra care when opening
attachments or clicking links.

 

Dear Information,

Thank you for your swift response and apologies for the delay on my end.
My full name is Rhiannon Griffiths

Yours sincerely,

Ms R Griffiths

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Information, Arts Council England

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Dear Rhiannon,

Thank you for your request for information from Arts Council England.

As previously mentioned, I can confirm that this request was considered in
line with our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request:

I would like to see the applications, supporting documentation and
documents regarding to the Arts Council England assessment of those
applications for the following stated organisations when applying to the
National Lottery Project Grant.

I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by
SelfMadeHero's 'Graphic Anthology Programme', Baltic Flour Mills Visual
Arts Trusts 'Fair and Equitable-CVAB Five Year Strategy' (2021/2022), and
University College London 'CVAN London Pilot' (2021/2022) and Cinder House
Publishing Limited ‘Dead Ink Hub’ (2021/2022).

Our Response:

Please find the applications and supporting documents, as well the related
appraisals, of the grant awards listed above.

You will notice that some information has been withheld. I have explained
below why this is the case under our obligations in respect to the Freedom
of Information Act.

• Section 40(2) – personal data

Section 40(2) provides an exemption from the disclosure obligation where
that information is 1) personal data and 2) where releasing the
information would contravene the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Arts Council has a responsibility to hold the personal data of other
individuals securely and in line with the principles of the GDPR and Data
Protection Act. Releasing this information would contravene the first
principle of fair and lawful processing.

• Section 43(2) – Prejudicial to commercial interests

 

A public authority is entitled to withhold information under this
provision where disclosure of that information would be likely to
prejudice the commercial interests of any persons (including the authority
holding the information).

 

The Arts Council considers that disclosing insert details here is likely
to jeopardise the commercial interests of the organisations in question. 

 

Under Section 43(2) we are also required to carry out a public interest
test to determine whether the public interest in disclosing commercially
prejudicial information is outweighed by the public interest in
withholding the information. 

 

Public Interest Test

 

Factors in favour of disclosure

·        It is acknowledged that disclosing the information requested
would enhance transparency and accountability.

·        As a publicly funded organisation, the public has a legitimate
interest in the Arts Council’s activities.

·        Disclosure would increase public awareness, thus enabling a
public debate about decisions made by Arts Council England in relation to
this programme.

 

Factors against disclosure

·        It is not in the public interest for the commercial viability of
applicants to be jeopardised unnecessarily, or for their commercial
interests to be disproportionately prejudiced.

·        It is not in the public interest for the processes through which
public funding is invested to be compromised.  The Arts Council is
required to ensure that these processes are robust, fair, impartial, and
not subject to undue influence. 

·        It is not in the public interest for applicants to be deterred
from applying for funding, or engaging with us, because they have concerns
relating to the protection of their confidential and commercially
sensitive information.

 

On balance the Arts Council is of the view that the public interest in
withholding this information outweighs the public interest to disclose.

Copyright notice

Please note that copyright of the information you have been given belongs
to Arts Council England or to another party. Copyright material must not
be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, transmitted, published
(including published on the Internet or an intranet), or otherwise made
available in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the
copyright holder.

We hope you are satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, however, if
you are not satisfied that this is the case then you are entitled to an
internal review. To request an internal review please contact us by reply
to this email, within two months of the date of this correspondence,
explaining what specifically you would like us to review under the Act.
Alternatively you can detail your specific concerns in writing and send
them to the Chief Executive, Arts Council England, 21 Stephen Street,
London, W1T 1LN or email to [1][email address]

Subsequently, if you are not content with the outcome of the internal
review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Best wishes,

 

Information

Arts Council England

 

 

 

 

 

From: Information
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2023 10:30 AM
To: Ms Griffiths <[FOI #1037210 email]>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]RE: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE
National Lottery Project Funding

 

Dear Rhiannon,

 

Thank you for your prompt clarification. 

I can therefore confirm that your request will be considered in line with
our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This means that
we will respond to your request in full as soon as possible and, at the
latest, within 20 working days (not including UK bank holidays) from the
day after we received your email. Consequently, you can expect to hear
from us by 17^th November 2023.

If you would like to know more about how we will deal with your request
for information, you can find information on our
website [2]http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/who-we-are...

Alternatively, for a more comprehensive look at information rights
legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website [3]http://www.ico.org.uk

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Kind regards,

Information Team

[4]Arts Council England 

From: Ms Griffiths <[5][FOI #1037210 email]>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2023 8:29 AM
To: Information <[6][email address]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]RE: [EXTERNAL]Freedom of Information request - ACE
National Lottery Project Funding

 

CAUTION:This email originated outside ACE. Take extra care when opening
attachments or clicking links.

 

Dear Information,

Thank you for your swift response and apologies for the delay on my end.
My full name is Rhiannon Griffiths

Yours sincerely,

Ms R Griffiths

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