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Develop and implement an impactful advocacy plan by employing an advocacy lead, working in partnership with a range of industry bodies and by concluding the State of Play strategy.


Always a crucial part of FST’s activities, the Covid-19 pandemic made advocacy more essential than ever. By consulting with our members and working with strategic partners (for example Culture Counts), we make sure that national and local government policy and decision- making supports a vibrant sector.

How will we achieve it?

  • Concluding Sector Development strategy research and disseminating the results.
  • Employing a fixed-term contract in Advocacy and Public Relations to transform our approach to advocacy, policy and partnerships.
  • Consulting actively with members on current issues, drawing intelligence from forums and communities of interest (e.g. individual members, Scottish Theatre Producing Consortium).
  • Continuing to respond to Government consultation and legislation.
  • Retaining our strong partnership with Culture Counts, providing line management and secretariat (including HR and operational support).
  • Maintaining close working relationships with UK Theatre and other partners.
  • Working in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Centre on the development and delivery of the Made in Scotland Showcase.

How can you get involved?

If you’re already a member, make sure that your mailing preferences are up-to-date – all of the advocacy updates and consultation requests are sent to those who are signed up for the ‘main mailing list’.

Do you have any questions about any of those areas? Drop us a line on hello@scottishtheatre.org

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Scottish Parliament Demonstration pic. Andy Catlin