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FST December Members Meeting & Festive Drinks

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8 December 2023 1:00pm   to   6:00pm


Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EDH EH8 9SU

Free Event

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Navigating the Funding Landscape in Uncertain Times 

In the midst of a challenging economic climate and an ever-evolving funding landscape, we invite you to join us for a critical discussion on how the performing arts can respond. 

As the Scottish Government prepares to present its budget, we will explore the potential implications of Creative Scotland’s Multi-Year funding and other significant shifts that are shaping the way organisations and individuals are planning for their future. 

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking session where we will: 

  • Consider the current funding landscape and emerging trends with short presentations from Lori Anderson, Director of Culture Counts and Rishaad Aït El Moudden, Trust Fundraising Manager at University of the West of Scotland 
  • Collaborate with fellow members to share experiences and strategies 
  • Contribute to FST’s ongoing feedback to Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government 

We hope you’ll join us to connect with peers, gain valuable insights, and (we hope) move towards a sustainable future. 

Festive Drinks Reception 

Following the Members Meeting, from 4pm – 6pm, we’ll host a festive drinks reception in collaboration with Culture Counts and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN.) This will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues from across the culture sector. We’d like to extend an open invitation so everyone is welcome. All we ask is that you indicate your plus one when you book. 


We appreciate that December is a very busy time so, to help us keep track of attendance, please select whether you will be attending: 

  • Members Meeting and drinks reception 
  • Members Meeting only 
  • Drinks reception only 

At point of booking, there will also be an opportunity to register a plus one for the drinks reception. 

Venue Directions & Accessibility  
Assembly Roxy is located at 2 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU, a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Upon arrival, please use the level access entrance.  

The event will be BSL interpreted by Rachel Amey and Ruth Edgoose.  

For information on Assembly Roxy’s access, please visit their website.  

Please note that FST follows a vegetarian catering policy. We are happy to accommodate other dietary requirements.  

For any dietary or access requirements, please contact FSTadmin@scottishtheatre.org.  

Bursaries for Travel & Childcare  
If you are an Individual or Organisation Member travelling 50+ miles per way from your company/home location in Scotland, you are eligible for a travel bursary up to £50 (one per organisation). We also offer financial support of up to £50 for Individual Members to assist with childcare costs to help them to attend FST meetings and events.  

Please email hello@scottishtheatre.org to request a bursary form or for any other queries.  

Agenda in brief: 

1pm – members lunch and networking 

1.45pm – standing items 

2pm – presentations 

2.30pm – group discussions 

3.30pm – feedback  

3.55pm – break  

4pm – Festive Drinks Reception