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Delivery of a wide range of training and professional development opportunities

We will keep reviewing FST’s training programme and CPD provision to make sure they are tailored to our members’ needs. 


By providing an impactful programme of Training and Professional Development we help build a resilient sector which upholds the best artistic and management practices.

How are we going to achieve it?  

  • Tailoring our Training and Professional Development to the needs of performing arts professionals and reviewing our current offer to make sure that it reflects the current needs of our members and wider workforce issues affected by the pandemic.
  • Organising a training programme to enable the implementation of the Harassment in Performing Arts framework and guide.
  • Developing a training programme related to the Agreement between the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Society of Playwrights for the Commissioning of a Play.
  • Continuing FST’s annual Mentoring Programme involving the recruitment of Mentors and Mentees.
  • Offering Mini Mentorship, a year-round programme for people who would like to be paired with a mentor for up to three sessions to discuss a specific issue, as and when required.
  • Working in partnership with venues and professionals within the sector to bring back in-person technical training which is responsive to the needs and gaps in training which have been left as a result of lockdown. If you want to discuss how you or your venue could be involved in this, please contact: fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org
  • Continuing the popular Bursary Programme open to a wider range of roles. Find out more here.

How can you get involved?

  • Members and non-members can follow us on social media to get the latest training updates and application deadlines.
  • Members and non-members can contact us (hello@scottishthheatre.org) to request being added to mailing list related to any of our CPD opportunities
  • To access funds to attend IOSH, NEBOSH and NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety (whether it’s organised by the FST or another organisation), members and non-members can access the Euan Turner training fund – find out more here.
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