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#10Principles Launch

SOLT and UK Theatre have released an updated version of their 10 Principles for creating safe and inclusive working spaces in the theatre industry.

State of Play: A new research study by FST launches today

Today, Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) launches State of Play, a national research study profiling the Performing Arts sector in Scotland.  Results of the study will give FST and wider cultural policy-makers and planners crucial information on the health of the performing arts that will inform future actions, priorities and critical advocacy.

FST and Scottish Theatre Producing Consortium call on Scottish Government to review current social distancing requirements for the sector.

With the furlough scheme ending in September, many freelancers across the sector still excluded from support and desperate for work, and audiences indicating they are confident and keen to return, action is urgently needed to enable venues to play their role in the recovery of the economy, jobs and the nation’s wellbeing.

Scottish Government updates Protection Levels

On Tuesday 13 April 2021, the Scottish Government published further updates to the COVID-19 Strategic Framework – Protection Levels. These updates include new information for live events which are of relevance to you as an FST Member.  Both the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts and Venues Guidance and the Events Sector Guidance pages are expected to be updated in the coming days to reflect this information.

Creative Scotland response to Scottish Budget 2021/22

Following the Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement on 28 January 2021, Creative Scotland (CS) released a positive statement acknowledging that their budget, despite a small cut, remains broadly stable at £60million.

PiPA Scotland publish ‘Impact Report’

PiPA Scotland have published their inaugural Impact Report. This report outlines the work of PiPA’s pilot project in Scotland which took place between November 2019 to September 2020.

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers opens

Creative Scotland’s Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers is now open as of 12pm on Monday 26 October. The aim of this fund is to support creative freelancers, working in Scotland, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Arts emergency funding announced

The Scottish Government today announced the launch and opening of the Youth Arts Access Fund. The fund will be administered by Creative Scotland and is the first of several to be created as part of the £3 million set aside for Youth Arts in the Scottish Government’s culture and heritage emergency funding package.