Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been compiling resources on funding, support, advice and wellbeing, as well as keeping our members updated on our advocacy efforts at regional, national and UK levels.
See below for a link to all available news and resources, as well as specific items of particular importance/interest. As always, more in-depth updates on advocacy, training, online meet-ups and opportunities are available in our member-only newsletter.
Professional performing arts industry body, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) warmly welcomed the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture’s announcement of a £10 million fund to help secure the future of live theatre and dance in Scotland.
The Scottish Government have published guidance for the creative industries, in particular for providers and users of creative studios in Scotland, for safe working and reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. It came into effect immediately on publication – from 30 June 2020 – and applies until further notice.
Several FST Members got together to write a letter to their performing arts colleagues to encourage them to use #LoveTheatreScotland on social media to emphasise why theatre matters, what it means to us and to our audiences.
You can view two documents here: FST’s letter to the Cabinet Secretary to discuss support and stimulus package for theatre & dance in Scotland from 17 June 2020 and her response from 22 June.
This note is provided to delegates not as formal legal advice but as an outline of Anderson
Strathern’s views on things which businesses should consider when planning to return and the options
which may be available.
The Job Retention Scheme, which is live from 20 April, is constantly updated, the latest developemnts include: extending the scheme until the end of June and including employees who were on the PAYE payroll by 19 March (previously 28 February). Anderson Strathern have made an in-depth analysis of the Scheme