Independent report that studies the arts lottery in detail. Presents figures that show the distribution of Lottery funds for the arts is distributed unequally across the country in relation to regional contributions (by purchase of lottery tickets), with those benefiting most higher up the social and economic scale. Argues that if a ‘social’ focus for the arts requires the widest possible spread of local opportunities for participation throughout the country, Lottery funding should be distributed in a radically different way and according to need within all communities. Recommends new funding allocations based on three themes, including ring-fencing 20% for individual artists and artist-led initiatives.

Peter Stark, Christopher Gordon, David Powell
GPS Culture
April 2014
The place report: policy for the lottery, the arts and community in England