Today (Tuesday, 16 November), the First Minister confirmed there would be no immediate changes to the current Covid regulations in place in a statement to parliament.
This toolkit is aimed to help staff/volunteers who are conducting inspections or checks. It contains: Information and examples about conducting visual checks, including notes on what official documents should look like and what to do if nothing is presented. Using the App for Scanning (Information and examples about scanning QR codes as a means of […]
FST’s submission to the CEEAC committee – inquiry into Funding for Culture, written after consultation with FST members.
The updates in this section are compiled from information released by the Scottish Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer a summary of recent key announcements and signposting to relevant sources of further information.
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 […]
On Tuesday 13 April 2021, the Scottish Government published further updates to the COVID-19 Strategic Framework – Protection Levels. These updates include new information for live events which are of relevance to you as an FST Member. Both the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts and Venues Guidance and the Events Sector Guidance pages are expected to be updated in the coming days to reflect this information.
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.
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.
You can view two documents here: FST’s letter to the Cabinet Secretary to discuss support and stimulus package for theatre & dance in Scotland from 17 June 2020 and her response from 22 June.
A letter from the Federation of Scottish Theatre seeking Mr Jack’s support in influencing the UK Government to provide support for freelance workers during the Covid-19 – dated 23 March 2020.
On 20 March, FST wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary to highlight significant concerns across the theatre and dance sectors in Scotland about the impact of COVID-19 following the UK and Scottish Government’s decision to restrict public gatherings.