Religion of Artists

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Alastair Manderson

Dear Sir or Madam,

Does the Arts Council of Northern Ireland keep on record the religion of recipients? If so, what percentage of recipients were Roman Catholic?

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Manderson

Alastair Manderson

Dear Arts Council of Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Arts Council of Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Religion of Artists'.

I have not recieved an acknowledgement or a response to my FOI request. I accept the information may not be a priority but - what excuse is there for such a long delay? I would like an answer.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Manderson

Reception, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Hi Alastair

I have forwarded your email to the appropriate person within the Arts
Council

Kind Regards

Jenny

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Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Our Ref:FOI/116

Dear Mr Manderson

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your request for a review of the Arts Council's handling of your
previous FOI enquiry has been passed to the appropriate member of staff.

The detail of your previous request has been received by me today, 29
March 2010, and I am dealing with it under the terms of the above
legislation.

The leaflet attached tells you about the legislation and the procedures
I will follow in handling your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable but if that is the case I
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

Maria Lynch
Operations Officer

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Maria Lynch, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Our Ref:FOI/116

Dear Mr Manderson

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I am writing to confirm that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has now
completed its search for the information relating to the religion of
artists who are recipients of funding which was received on 29 March 2010.

In response to your request, I would advise the following:

1.) Does the Arts Council of Northern Ireland keep on record the
religion of recipients.

The declared religion of individual artists is collected at the point of
application only, as part of the Section 75 monitoring of all
applicants. This information is then disregarded as irrelevant to the
assessment process.

2.) If so, what percentage of recipients were Roman Catholic.

The percentage of applicants who declared themselves Roman Catholic in the
2008/2009 funding period was 36.6%.

If you have any queries about this response please contact us at 028 9038
5200 in the first instance. You have the right to request a formal review
by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and if you wish to do so, please
write to me at the address below.

If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response,
you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at 51
Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE, who will undertake an independent
review.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in future communications.

Yours sincerely

MARIA LYNCH

Operations Officer

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

MacNeice House

77 Malone Road

BELFAST

BT9 6AQ

Tel: 028 9038 5200

Fax: 028 9066 1715

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