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  The Whitechapel is at the apex of Londonís extraordinary contemporary art sceneí The Financial Times

Tourism
The Whitechapel plays a major role in bringing tourists and visitors to East London. The expanded Gallery will attract a third of a million visitors per year.

Londonís artistic economy
In 2003, 100 of Londonís commercial contemporary art galleries turned over £268.8 million in art sales, not only demonstrating how contemporary art is attracting investors, but also generating jobs, media spend and regeneration.

The Whitechapel Gallery stimulates the art market by showcasing local and international artists, touring exhibitions, attracting collectors and contributing to Londonís importance as an art world destination.

Local economy
Cultural investment benefi ts local economies, by increasing visitors and encouraging other investment in the area. Visitors to the expanded Whitechapel are expected to spend £2.3 million locally each year; recent research has found that an average £10,000 invested in heritage attracts £46,000 of other new investment.

Training and employment
There are some 10,000 artists working across East London with over 120 commercial galleries in the area. The Whitechapel Project will encourage talent and enterprise by offering training and development opportunities for artists, fi lm-makers and other creative professionals.

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