The updates in this section are compiled from information released by the Scottish Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer a summary of recent key announcements and signposting to relevant sources of further information.
Links to further reading / info relating to Covid-19
In this section, you can find a selection of resources and signposting to key information relating to the UK Government’s COVID-19 response and recent updates. The UK Government has full responsibility for the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme, for guidelines relating to devolved matters please visit our Scottish Government updates.
Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday 2 June), the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following: “A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. This will be targeted […]
One year on from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Big Freelancer Report from Freelancers Make Theatre Work maps the problems facing the performing arts’ freelance workforce and makes practical recommendations for change going forward.
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 16 March 2021 BECTU published the key findings from their most recent sector survey. This survey’s sample was made up of nearly 4,000 workers in the creative industries and has revealed the serious impact of one year of the pandemic on workers in the creative industries.
UK Theatre’s published their report and key findings from their recent ‘One Year On’ Sector Survey. The results from across the theatre sector paint a picture of an industry that has struggled to survive the past 12 months and faced huge financial strain – but remains resilient and adaptable.
Creative Scotland has published their Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee update for February 2021. This document offers information on ongoing funds and initiatives since January 2021.
Throughout the pandemic, The Audience Agency has been undertaking various pieces of research to examine the behaviour of audiences during these times. On the 10 February 2021 they published their most recent piece, Digital Engagement: from the COVID19 Participation Monitor, this report examines audience behaviour and intentions around engagement with digital work. The data pool […]
Creative Scotland has published their Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee update for January 2021. This document offers a very useful overview of Creative Scotland’s Emergency Fund support since March 2020. It also includes information on ongoing funds and initiatives leading into 2021.
The aim of this PiPA survey, conducted in October 2020, was to gain a deeper insight into the extent to which caring responsibilities during Covid.
This report was written by Freelancers Make Theatre Work and includes data gathered from over 90 producing organisations throughout the UK. The purpose of the study was to gather data on the relationship between performing arts organisations and freelance theatre workers.