Thank you to everyone in the performing arts for your continued commitment to this community. The last few days of budget uncertainty in particular have indicated a strong need to come together and discuss our longer-term future.
Many people have been in touch offering support and enquiring about what action, as a sector, we will be taking next. FST had hoped to organise a simple, online all-member check-in and sharing session in January, with conversations led by members. Due to recent events, there have been calls to open this up further and work with others. Once the team and board have returned from the festive break, we will commence planning and be in touch with more details as soon as is practical. Please be assured that we are in the early stages of planning and nothing is confirmed, so your views are welcome.
The FST office is now closed for the Festive season and will partially re-open from Wednesday 4 January 2023, with most of the team returning to work on Monday 9 January. Social media will not be monitored during this period so if you would like to share your thoughts with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and these will be picked up early in the new year.
We hope you have a restful festive season.
The FST team