On 2 October 2023, FST wrote to its members with an update on the funding crisis, informing them about the actions undertaken by FST and advising how they can get involved.
Hugely disappointing news of the reinstatement of the 10% cut to Creative Scotland that everyone in the culture sector worked so hard to reverse earlier this year.
FST Information Sharing Session Presentation
Find out more about FST’s recent advocacy and the planned info sessions which are open to the performing arts sector, members and non-members. There are also links to websites which will help you find your MSPs and approach them regarding the budget cuts.
Sent on Friday 27 January 2023, the letter calls on the Scottish Government to reverse the proposed cut to Creative Scotland and reasserts the value of culture and the impact of the current economic climate on the performing arts.
FST is dismayed by the decisions outlined in the newly announced 2023/24 Scottish Government budget, including reduction in funding to Creative Scotland of over 10%. This follows long-term under-investment in the sector, the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and is happening during the worst cost crisis Scotland has experienced in decades. The effect on the […]
Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday 2 June), the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following: “A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. This will be targeted […]
Creative Scotland has published their Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee update for February 2021. This document offers information on ongoing funds and initiatives since January 2021.
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.
Following the Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement on 28 January 2021, Creative Scotland (CS) released a positive statement acknowledging that their budget, despite a small cut, remains broadly stable at £60million.
This Review has been undertaken to better understand how touring theatre and dance in Scotland operates, how it has changed in recent years and what impact Creative Scotland’s funding has in this area.
Submission by FST for the 4th Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee Meeting on Thursday 22 February 2018: Sustainable funding for arts and creative organisations in Scotland, evidence session with Creative Scotland