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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.

FST Launches Go, See, Network Share Fund

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Go, See, Network, Share Fund to provide financial support FST Full and Individual Members to enable them to attend key sector events, both domestic and international, where attendance provides significant opportunity for continued professional, creative and project development.

New Awards Support Theatre for Social Change at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Last week saw the announcement of two new awards for shows presented at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The SIT-UP Awards will aim to harness the power of plays to achieve greater social impact by supporting theatre companies before, during and after their productions allowing them to encourage audiences ‘to do something’ if they are affected by work they have seen on stage.

UK Theatre and SOLT launch Theatre Helpline

UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT) have launched the Theatre Helpline, a free 24-hour phone and email service supporting theatre professionals with any issue affecting their health and wellbeing.