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FST Members’ Meeting Tuesday 28 March 2023

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28 March 2023 10:00am   to   1:00pm


Online via Zoom

Free Event

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. 

Open Exchange 

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   

Advance information 

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.