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Culture Organisations & Venues Recovery Fund launches

The £15 million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund aims to provide emergency support to organisations that provide opportunities for cultural engagement and have been unable to trade due to the impact of Covid-19.

Its primary aim is to protect jobs and to support the sustainability of organisations threatened by insolvency in the short to medium term.

Scottish Government emergency funding – Sept 2020

Following the announcement by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on Friday 28 August of £59m emergency funding for culture and heritage to address the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Creative Scotland has published initial details regarding the 5 emergency funds.

“Throw us a line” on Tuesday 11 August

On 11th August, the live events industry across the UK will come together in solidarity to host a series of creative action to help save the live events and entertainment sector, which is on the verge of collapsing without financial support from the government.

Federation of Scottish Theatre welcomes Scottish Government’s £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 […]

Covid-19: impact on performing arts in Scotland

Performing arts industry body, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), today released the following statement: Additional funding welcome Venues across Scotland to close to protect communities Following the Chancellor’s announcement today, FST is engaging with Creative Scotland and Scottish Government on the detail of how the welcome additional funds can best support the businesses and […]

Crossing Borders: A guide for musicians and ensembles travelling with musical instruments containing protected species

The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) and PEARLE* – Live Performance Europe have published updated guidance on travelling with musical instruments containing protected species. If your instrument contains parts of species that are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and your trip involves crossin international […]

FST appoints co-chairs of its Board of Directors

Federation of Scottish Theatre have just appointed co-Chairs of their board: Belinda McElhinney, Executive Producer of Take Me Somewhere – Glasgow’s new festival of contemporary performance and Liam Sinclair, designate Executive Director / Joint CEO of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre are sharing the role in a first for FST.

Brexit insecurity threat to Scottish arts and culture

More than a quarter of artists and art workers are considering or planning to leave Scotland because of Brexit according to a new survey. This figure was almost twice as high amongst foreign Scotland based artworkers.