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FST increases the number of free and subsidised courses in their 2018/19 Training Programme

Federation of Scottish Theatre have just launched the training programme for Autumn / Winter. Set up in response to FST Members’ needs, the training programme is a mixture of courses and talks created to help member organisations establish more robust HR policies in the light of recent abuse allegations and for individual members to feel more confident in their knowledge of their rights in the workplace.

In October, FST partner with the Workroom and Dance Ireland to deliver Communicating Dance – a course for anyone who would like to learn how to successfully create communication about dance to their audiences. The value of this course lies in the fact that it is based on experience of a number of professionals working within dance in Europe. Dance Ireland were participants in an EU project 360 Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance, which involved the staff of six European dance houses, international communication experts and many dance practitioners at different career stages with diverse practices. This workshop will focus on the findings of this project but also will have time built in for a discussion and questions.

There is also a focus on promoting workplace wellbeing within the sector – both in the form of training courses (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, Resilience) and of a safe-space discussion meeting.

As per most of the training seasons, there is also an accredited Health and Safety Course (Creative Industries Safety Passport) and the Technical Winter School will be programmed with more technical training and will take place between 19-21 February 2019.

The programme is designed to appeal to people at all stages of their career.

We are conscious of cost pressures on our members and so we are pleased to confirm that we are subsidising courses so that they are either free for FST members or priced significantly lower than industry standard.

We’re also very grateful to the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Tramway for helping us keep the costings for those courses low by allowing us to use their spaces pro bono.

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