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Covid-19 Resources

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.

Directly below you will find a list of pinned resources. These are our most commonly viewed pages in this section, you can also search for specific resource via the filters. If you are having issues finding something specific then please get in touch.

If you would like to highlight a particular resource for inclusion in this section then please get in touch with us at comms@scottishtheatre.org, marking your subject line ‘covid resources’.


Scottish Government: COVID-19 updates

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.

UK Government: COVID-19 updates

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.

Weston Culture Fund now open

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.

Insight / The Job Support Scheme

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.

Theatres Trust – Theatre Reopening Fund

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 […]

Scottish Government announced £10m investment in performing arts

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 […]

Reopening guidance for creative studios and shared workspaces

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 […]

#LoveTheatreScotland campaign

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.

Reopening of Arts Centres – Guidelines

Please note that Slua are an Irish organisation, therefore a lot of links and advice relates to Ireland, however, the structure of the document and the main points to cover are applicable to UK-based organisations.