Response to FST letter re: funding crisis from Angus Robertson, received on 2 November 2023
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.
Following the funding crisis in October 2023, FST wrote letters to: Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and CultureShona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Deputy First MinisterChristina McKelvie, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development
Letter from Angus Robertson MSP to Federation of Scottish Theatre, from 2 March, following the amendments to culture budget for 2023/24.
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 […]
‘Covid Sense’ Campaign has been developed to recognise the current stage of the pandemic both in terms of current public mind set and reflecting the changes in regulations taking place.
FST’s formal response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Strategic Framework.
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.