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.
This section aims to offer a collated source of COVID-19 resources, news, publications, and signposting from both government and funding bodies, as well as across our sector.
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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.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have issued guidance for employers that are facing tough decisions about redundancies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance outlines considerations that should be made in order to ensure complaince with equality law. The guidance is available below: Equality and Human Rights Commission – Redundancies
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.
Anderson Strathearn has updated its Job Retention Scheme (JRS) guidance and information in response to the recent UK Government decision to extend the scheme until March 2021. This article outlines the provisions of the scheme based upon the available information on 11 November 2020, covering the position for claims relating the period up to 31 […]
In October 2020, FST held a training session focused on contracting during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the session, speakers Scott Fyfe, Associate at Anderson Strathern and Callum Smith, Producer at National Theatre of Scotland gave advice and answered specific questions relating to the topic. Available below are resources signposted during the session: Playwrights and Digital […]
The Garfield Weston Foundation has opened its specialist Culture Fund for mid-scale/larger organisations operating within the UK. Organisations must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual income of £500,000 in a pre-COVID year, this cannot include income relating to capital projects.
Solicitors Anderson Strathearn have created a very helpful overview of the recent updates to the Government’s Job Support Scheme. It covers key questions you may have and what you need to know, helping to demystify what can be a confusing process.
Useful reopening guidance put together by Arts Council Northern Ireland. FST members have flagged this as a really clear resource which may be of use to others.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Theatres Trust have repurposed their small grants schemes to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure. The Theatre Reopening Fund will support building improvements and purchasing equipment that will support the theatre to be able to open viably and safely. It will not […]
A selection of #LoveDanceScotland quotes to use on social media and some blank templates, which can be used on to create your own quote.
Professional performing arts industry body, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) today warmly welcomed the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture’s announcement of a £10 million fund to help secure the future of live theatre and dance in Scotland. FST’s members have been hit hard by Covid-19. International tours were cancelled from the […]
The Scottish Government have published guidance for the creative industries, in particular for providers and users of creative studios in Scotland, for safe working and reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. It came into effect immediately on publication – from 30 June 2020 – and applies until further notice. It will be reviewed in line with the […]
Several FST Members got together to write a letter to their performing arts colleagues to encourage them to use #LoveTheatreScotland on social media to emphasise why theatre matters, what it means to us and to our audiences.