Statement on Regular Funding
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland is pleased and grateful to have been awarded standstill funding from Creative Scotland. This is an endorsement of the work of Scotland's playwrights as essential to a strong and healthy culture. The funding allows us to deliver our core Programme of playwright development which increases in demand year-on-year, and provides the stability to find new ways of supporting playwrights.
Our work, and that of Scotland's playwrights, is deeply connected to the theatre community right across Scotland so we welcome the inclusion of many of our long-standing partners in the 'network', including newly Regularly Funded Organisations Magnetic North and Theatre Gu Leor.
However, it is a great disappointment that a number of established and important theatre companies such as Birds of Paradise, Catherine Wheels, Fire Exit, Lung Ha, Visible Fictions and others, which have championed new work and provided commissioning, development and production opportunities for playwrights over many years have had their Regular Funding removed and face an uncertain future.
We join the sector as a whole in supporting these valued colleagues and their essential work with artists and audiences.
Please also see the statement from the Scottish Society of Playwrights.