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Support

Financial and in-kind support during Covid-19 pandemic.

Job Retention Scheme – advice

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:  Barry Nichol, Partner, Anderson Strathern  […]

UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees  on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.    We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The […]

No membership fee for Creative Entrepreneurs Club

Creative Entrepreneurs Club removed the member fee from their online platform in order to offer the wider creative community a place to organise work and provide support around mental health,  advice, and more. Check out their website here: https://creativeentrepreneursclub.co.uk/ You can follow an FST Member, Sandy Thomson, who’s been gathering a wide range of advice for this […]

Offer of help from Michael John O’Neil

A generous offer of help for theatre freelancers comes from Michael John O’Neil: he is a producer & dramaturg w/ experience in fundraising, artist/project development, project management, script reading etc. Every Monday he is working 10am – 6pm on other people’s projects, without charge:

Support for FST Members: free PR advice

We know that this is a difficult and testing time for a lot of our Members. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve engaged Owen O’Leary of Oh Really Creative to offer free ad hoc advice to FST Members