In the run-up to the UK General Election, the coalition government has published an overview of strategies and funding for the UK arts and culture sector between 2010 and 2015.
This includes statistics on levels of funding, tax policies and participation in the arts and culture sectors during this period.
In a foreword to the report, Culture and Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey writes:
"The UK has an enviable reputation for sustaining a successful and vibrant mixed economy for arts and culture. It is one that creates dynamism, opportunity and, most importantly, great art. But we also need to continue to articulate what it means and justify why we invest so much public money on it when there are so many other competing calls for funding."