Combined Arts £288,755,415
Visual Arts £210,049,215
Not artform specific £6,829,794
Big Opera £301,846,638
This is Arts Council of England spending on National Portfolio Organisations 2010-2015, broken down by artform, with Big Opera (Opera North, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, and Welsh National Opera) taken out of music and combined arts because they were so expensive they seemed to be skewing the picture.
Combined Arts is so big because it includes a lot of venues, for example the South Bank Centre, which gets 22 million per year. I don't know if this funding contributes to the running costs of the National Theatre, but most of combined arts should probably be put into theatre, music and visual arts in proportion to their income by artform.
Exercise very due caution about my spreadsheet skillz.
My totals for spending just come from adding up the columns in the Arts Council's spreadsheet,which comes to about 1.7 billion.
The Arts Council press release today says there is £950 million available "for the period".
The difference could be down to a few things: different timesscale for the figures - the spreadsheet includes 2010/11 - and the Arts Council says it is giving those organisations who are loosing their grant completely a year's grace. There is also some stuff in the press release about extra lottery money, which might not be in the 950 million.
The other explanation is I've got it wrong.
You have been warned.
The data is from a spreadsheet called national_portfolio_organisations_30_march_2011.xls which i downloaded from Steve Manthorp's site.