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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 Continuous Professional Development we help build a resilient sector which upholds the best artistic and management practices and a strong capacity for growth.

How are we going to achieve it?  

  • By providing an impactful programme of Continuous Professional Development, which will be tailored to the needs of performing arts professionals – to say that the Covid-19 pandemic impacted those needs would be an understatement – we will work with the FST members throughout 2022 to review our training and CPD to make sure that they reflect those changes and their current needs.
  • Once the Harassment in the Performing Arts (HiPA) group finishes their work on anti-harassment framework and guide, we will organise a training programme for those interested in the framework and its implementation.
  • Develop a training programme for the Scottish Society of Playwrights / FST Agreement.
  • The Mentoring Programme will continue with the annual recruitment of Mentors and Mentees.
  • We also have a new addition to our regular mentoring programme – Mini Mentorship, which will be for people who would like to be paired with a mentor for up to three sessions to discuss a specific issue. This is a year round programme which is available to members as and when required.
  • We are currently 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 talk about this please contact – fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org
  • The Bursary Programme will continue with a widened the range of roles covered by the programme. 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
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