Join us on Zoom for the next Members’ Meeting, the first since the successful sector-wide campaign to reverse the cut to Creative Scotland.
The meeting will include updates on funding, culture strategies, and the latest work of FST including new plans for policy and advocacy.
If you have any opportunities, call-outs for work, training, events or shows that you would like to let other FST Members about, post your updates on the collaborative tool Padlet before the event and it will be shared with all your fellow members.
See below for the day's agenda:
10.00am Members Meeting standing items
Ice-breaker groups (informal introductions by members in smaller groups)
Minutes of Meeting on 23 June 2022 and Matters Arising
Report from Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Sturgeon Shea
10.30am Creative Scotland future plans
Kenneth Fowler, Director, Communications and External Relations, Creative Scotland
Paul Burns, Interim Director of Arts
Questions and discussion with Creative Scotland
11am 10 minute break
11.10am Scottish Government Culture Strategies
Speaker/s to be confirmed
Discussion on aspects of International Culture Strategy
12.00pm 10 minute break
12.10am Advocacy and campaigning
Harry Mould, FST’s new Policy & Public Affairs Lead
Jack Gamble, Director, Campaign for the Arts
Discussion and input
1pm Close of meeting
In advance of the meeting, you may want to read more information about the Scottish Government’s International Culture Strategy. A survey regarding this is now live on Citizen Space. They will be accepting responses until 26 April. The survey paper and the Gaelic translation can also be found on gov.scot. There is also an Easy Read translation on gov.scot.
We want to make this session as accessible as possible and will provide BSL interpreters and live captioning upon request. If there is anything else we can do to respond to your access requirements, please get in touch with us by emailing FSTadmin@scottishtheatre.org to discuss.