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Scottish Theatre to develop toolkit to combat abuse

The Federation of Scottish Theatre will take the lead in supporting the theatre sector in Scotland to take practical steps against the abuse of power, including bullying, harassment and sexual abuse, in the industry.

PIPA launches Best Practice Charter

Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA), has announced the findings of their Best Practice Research Project and launched the trial of the PIPA Best Practice Charter, which sets out conditions to help theatre organisations become more carer-friendly for workers.

Sexual harassment and abuse

Recent allegations have brought to the fore the fact that our sector, like others, can suffer from abuse of power and sexual harassment and any tolerance of it.

FST Board Appointments Confirmed

We are delighted to confirm the re-appointment of Vicky Rutherford O’Leary and the appointment of new director Callum Smith to the FST Board.

FST Winter Training Programme Announced

Over the past few months, FST has been working hard to review and refresh its training offer and we are now pleased to announce the workshops in our 2017/18 winter training programme.

Applications Open for Made in Scotland 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Made in Scotland showcase. Supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo fund, Made in Scotland offers Scotland-based artists financial support to present a show during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

2017/18 Rates Agreed by SSP and FST

Each year the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Society of Playwrights agree updated rates for the commissioning of a play. At the recent FST Members’ Meeting and AGM, FST members voted to accept the proposed updated rates for 2017/18.