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Lucy Ashworth made this Freedom of Information request to Arts Council England

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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 Portfolio Organisation status in the National Portfolio, 2015-18 funding programme.

I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by Locus+, Vane Contemporary Art Ltd, Matt's Gallery Ltd, Showroom Gallery Ltd.

I would be grateful if you could send these applications to me as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Ashworth

FOI, Arts Council England

Dear Lucy,
 
Thank you for your request for information from the Arts Council.
 
I can confirm that your request is being 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 from the day after we received your email. 
Consequently, you will hear from us no later than 5 August 2015.
 
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
 
With kind regards,
 
Adele
 
 
Adele Douglas
Administrator, Information
Governance and Planning
Arts Council England
The Hive
49 Lever Street
Manchester
M1 1FN
Email: [3][email address]
Direct line: +44 (0)161 934 4396
[4]www.artscouncil.org.uk
 
P Think Green, please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
 
 

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FOI, Arts Council England

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Dear Lucy
 
Thank you for your request for information from the Arts Council.
 
As previously mentioned, I can confirm that this request was considered in
line with our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
You requested:
 
“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 Portfolio Organisation status in the National Portfolio, 2015-18
funding programme.
 
I am specifically interested in the applications submitted by Locus+, Vane
Contemporary Art Ltd, Matt's Gallery Ltd, Showroom Gallery Ltd.”
  
Our Response:
 
Please find attached the following documents as per your request.  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.
 
Locus+:

* Application
* Assessment
* Most recent management Accounts
* Outline budgets 2015/2018
* Planned budget 2014 – 215
* Previous Financial statements

 
Vane Contemporary Art Ltd:

* Application
* Assessment
* Most recent management Accounts
* Outline budgets 2015/2018
* Planned budget 2014 – 215
* Previous Financial statements

 
Matt's Gallery Ltd:

* Application
* Assessment
* Most recent management Accounts
* Outline budgets 2015/2018
* Planned budget 2014 – 215
* Previous Financial statements

 
Showroom Gallery Ltd:

* Application
* Assessment
* Most recent management Accounts
* Outline budgets 2015/2018
* Planned budget 2014 – 215
* Previous Financial statements

 
All instances whereby information has been withheld in this document
(redacted) are due to this information (‘personal data’) relating to
another individual. Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
provides an exemption from disclosing information where it is personal
data and where releasing that information would breach the Data Protection
Act 1998. As I am sure you can appreciate the Arts Council has a
responsibility to hold the personal data of other individuals securely and
in compliance with the principles of the Data Protection Act. By providing
this information to you we believe we would contravene the first data
protection principle of fair and lawful processing.
 
Please note that copyright in 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.
 
I hope the information being provided is helpful.  I am sorry that we have
not been able to provide you with all the information that you have
requested, but where we are withholding information I hope we have
explained our position clearly to you.  If you do have any further queries
please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
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.  If you do wish for an internal review of the manner in
which we have applied the Freedom of Information Act in this case, please
contact me at the address above, 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 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF 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.
 
Kind regards
 
Martyn
 
 
Martyn Jones
Officer, Information
Arts Council England
The Hive
49 Lever Street
Manchester
M1 1FN
Email: [2][email address]
Direct line: +44 (0)161 934 4469
[3]www.artscouncil.org.uk
 
 
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