After failing to reach a majority in the House of Commons in yesterday's general election, Theresa May is looking to form a minority government to remain in power.
No deal has yet been confirmed regarding the make-up of the new government, however the Conservatives pledged that should the party remain in power it would continue "strong support for the arts" in the UK, with a focus on allocating more support outside London.
Karen Bradley and Matt Hancock – culture secretary and culture minister prior to the election – have both been re-elected as MPs, however no cabinet or ministerial positions have yet been announced.
Ahead of the election, Hancock spoke to The Stage, claiming the Conservatives wanted to "see the arts flourish and see that success spread across the country".
He claimed that the arts could only be supported if the UK has a strong economy, something he said no other party could achieve.
Hancock also spoke of a new cultural development fund – pledged in the manifesto – which proposes to use cultural investment to turn around communities.
When asked about Brexit, Hancock said a Conservative government would put the creative industries at the core of its plans to support the economy, "whether in domestic policy or in Brexit negotiations".
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