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Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Theatres and events respond to physical distancing news

The announcement in Holyrood on Tuesday that, if all goes according to plan, physical distancing will be completely lifted on Monday 9 August 2021 has been welcomed by Edinburgh’s theatres and events organisers.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Extra covid relief for culture

Extra covid relief for culture

Forbes confirms “up to £40m” for Culture

The Scottish government has announced further Covid relief of “up to £40 million” for the culture sector, of which £25 million is earmarked for venues.

June 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Extra £9m for creative freelancers

Extra £9m for creative freelancers

Creative Scotland’s emergency fund topped up

Creative Scotland is to share £9 million of new funding with Screen Scotland, for their Covid-19 hardship funds for creative freelancers.

February 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Covid-19 impact research

Covid-19 impact research

Creative Scotland to asses financial impact on sector

Creative Scotland has created a new online survey to examine the impact and challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s creative sectors.

December 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Freelance Hardship Fund Details Published

Freelance Hardship Fund Details Published

How to apply for the CS £5m emergency fund

Creative Scotland has published details of who is eligible for the £5m Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers and how to apply when it goes live on Monday 26 October 2020 at noon.

October 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Performers eligible for £5m hardship fund

Performers eligible for £5m hardship fund

Creative Scotland confirms eligibility:

Creative Scotland has confirmed that actors, dancers and other performers will be eligible to access the Scottish government’s £5 million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers.

October 15, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
£955K for Ed Theatres

£955K for Ed Theatres

Second wave of Covid funds announced:

Six Edinburgh organisations have received a total of £955,698 as part of the £5m Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, the second round of government support, administered by Creative Scotland and announced on Thursday 24 September 2020.

September 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Letter to FM

Letter to FM

Full text of Capital Theatres’ letter to the FM:

This is the full text of the letter sent from Capital Theatres to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

September 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s Double Jeopardy

King’s Double Jeopardy

Jobs or King’s, Capital Theatres tells FM:

Capital Theatres has sent a stark warning to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that without emergency funds it will either have to sack workers or risk the King’s theatre closing for good.

September 10, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
£57m for culture

£57m for culture

Another £57m consequentials allocated:

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £57m of the £97m barnet consequentials reserved for the covid-19 response to the cultural sector.

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More