The proposed cuts of £6.6 million pounds to Creative Scotland's budget would potentially have had devastating affects on our sector. If this cut had gone ahead, up to 50% of the Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) were set to collapse, and at least 8,500 jobs were at risk across all art forms.
Creative Scotland’s RFOs are the foundation, framework and scaffolding of the structural network that provides paid work to many thousands of freelance & employed artists and cultural workers across all art forms, including many SAU members. These are artists & cultural workers who are contributing to communities, throughout Scotland. We believe that a healthy and thriving arts & culture sector is vital for Scotland’s wellbeing and post-pandemic economic recovery!
Thank you to everyone who has worked very hard to campaign against these arts cuts, and to the supporters who signed the CFTA petition or wrote to your MSP!
There is power in the Union!
Read more about it in this article by Brian Ferguson in The Scotsman here