The Scottish Government announced on 11 February 2021 that a further £17.5 million of emergency coronavirus funding has been allocated to support creative freelancers and the events sector. £9 million of which will be distributed as a top-up to the Creative Freelancers Hardship Fund and Screen Hardship Fund, bringing the total value of support for creative freelancers to £17 million.
Throughout the pandemic, The Audience Agency has been undertaking various pieces of research to examine the behaviour of audiences during these times. On the 10 February 2021 they published their most recent piece, Digital Engagement: from the COVID19 Participation Monitor, this report examines audience behaviour and intentions around engagement with digital work. The data pool […]
Creative Scotland has published their Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee update for January 2021. This document offers a very useful overview of Creative Scotland’s Emergency Fund support since March 2020. It also includes information on ongoing funds and initiatives leading into 2021.
This report was written by Freelancers Make Theatre Work and includes data gathered from over 90 producing organisations throughout the UK. The purpose of the study was to gather data on the relationship between performing arts organisations and freelance theatre workers.
In October 2020, FST held a training session focused on contracting during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the session, speakers Scott Fyfe, Associate at Anderson Strathern and Callum Smith, Producer at National Theatre of Scotland gave advice and answered specific questions relating to the topic. Available below are resources signposted during the session: Playwrights and Digital […]
The Garfield Weston Foundation has opened its specialist Culture Fund for mid-scale/larger organisations operating within the UK. Organisations must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual income of £500,000 in a pre-COVID year, this cannot include income relating to capital projects.
Solicitors Anderson Strathearn have created a very helpful overview of the recent updates to the Government’s Job Support Scheme. It covers key questions you may have and what you need to know, helping to demystify what can be a confusing process.
Useful reopening guidance put together by Arts Council Northern Ireland. FST members have flagged this as a really clear resource which may be of use to others.
Creative Scotland’s Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers is now open as of 12pm on Monday 26 October. The aim of this fund is to support creative freelancers, working in Scotland, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative Scotland today opened applications for the Culture Organisations and Venues Fund.
All applications will be made via the online application portal, with
an application deadline of Thursday 24 September, 12 noon.
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.
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.