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Sector Support

FST offers a number of avenues of sector support for members including but not limited to Bursaries, Funds, Mentoring opportunities and a variety of Health and Safety resources to provide support for our members. Further details can be found in the sections below.

If you have any queries about Bursaries or Funds administered by FST, please contact Fiona McCurdy, Professional Development Manager, on fiona.mccurdry@scottishtheatre.org.

For further information on FST’s Health & Safety support, the H&S Advisory Group, See it Safely, or TAGSS please contact Amanda Liddle, General Manager, amanda.liddle@scottishtheatre.org

FST Bursaries

FST Bursaries include ones for Assistant Directors and Producers and Recent Graduate Bursary.

FST Financial Support

Currently available funds:
Online Training Fund
Go, See, Network, Share Fund
Euan Turner Training Fund
Future Proofing Training Fund

FST Mentoring

FST’s Mentoring Programme is a core element of our work, an important service we deliver for FST Members.

Technical Advisory Group on Safer Systems (TAGSS)

The Federation of Scottish Theatre and Festivals Edinburgh has convened a Technical Advisory Group on Safer Systems, to support the route towards re-opening at a viable scale for the performing arts across Scotland by sharing information and good practice widely across the sector and providing a focal point for discussion with national authorities. 

See it Safely

UK Theatre and SOLT have launched the See It Safely toolkit across the UK to support theatres as they reopen and to instil audience confidence. By signing up to the toolkit, venues can show audiences that they are compliant with the latest government guidelines.

Combatting Abuse

FST continues to work with its members and partners to help address issues of sexual harassment and abuse in our sector. This page features guidance and signposting to useful resources.