Sent on Friday 27 January 2023, the letter calls on the Scottish Government to reverse the proposed cut to Creative Scotland and reasserts the value of culture and the impact of the current economic climate on the performing arts.
This selection of advocacy-related resources contains FST’s documents and links to other organisations lobbying for the value of culture.
FST’s formal response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Strategic Framework.
The Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture (CEEAC) Committee published its pre- budget scrutiny report on culture sector funding on 2 November 2021. The report includes contributions from a number of sector bodies, including FST.
FST’s submission to the CEEAC committee – inquiry into Funding for Culture, written after consultation with FST members.
On 25 & 28 May 2021 FST submitted respective letters to Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, and Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development.
From 1 April 2021, Creative Europe’s UK desk closed as a result of the Brexit transition taking place in the UK. To mark the end of this period of work the UK desk has put together a useful set of resources that highlight the important work funded and undertaken from 2014 – 2020. During this […]
The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has published its legacy report. This report is published at the end of a Government session (in this case ‘Session 5’) and highlights the work of the committee over the last 5 years, it also lays out recommendations for the successor committee(s) in session six.
On 2 March 2021, FST submitted a letter to the Cabinet Secretary to update her and the Scottish Government on the current situation of our members and to request further support to sustain our sector as it continues to be impacted by the financial crisis caused by Coronavirus.
This report outlines the work of PiPA’s inaugural pilot project in Scotland which took place between November 2019 to September 2020.
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.
Culture Counts is a group of umbrella organisations across the arts, screen, heritage and creative industries which advocates for the value of culture in Scotland.
Final report based on a survey done by the Contemporary Arts Network (SCAN) and Federation of Scottish Theatre: The impact of Brexit on the arts sector in Scotland – October 2018