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.
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.
On Sunday 5 July 2020, DCMS announced a £1.57 Billion funding package to support the UK arts, heritage and culture sectors, including a £97 million package of support for Scotland. Read the full announcement here Read a BBC Scotland piece on the Scotland-specific aspects of the announcement here and Thom Dibdin’s piece here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Performing arts industry body, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and strategic partner Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) welcome Scottish Government Workplace Equality Fund support for plans to improve business resilience through increased access for parents and carers in Scottish performing arts companies.
Scottish dance, theatre and music artists invited to apply for funding to present work at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020.
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.
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.
The Green Arts Conference: Culture Change is the conference for Scotland’s sustainable cultural community organised by Creative Carbon Scotland featuring key speakers, interactive workshops, a networked community of #GreenArts practice and sustainable event design.
Federation of Scottish Theatre have just launched the training programme for Autumn / Winter 2018/19.