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Events & Training

FST organises a number of networking events, members’ meetings and training sessions and offer these as a mix of live, online and hybrid events.

Past events

Leading Organisational Wellbeing: A Strategic Vision
Training

This course is designed to provide Leaders with the tools to promote strong organisational wellbeing, enhance workplace relationships and create an overall healthier work culture. Sarah Shimmen (Work Better Wellbeing), an experienced Organisational Wellbeing Consultant and accredited Mental Health First Aid trainer will run this workshop, aimed at anyone who has a Senior Leadership role.

FST Bursary Clinic - September
Info Sharing

The next bursary deadline is 27 September. The aim of this session is to answer any questions that you might have and share information and tips amongst each other. This session will be facilitated by the FST Professional Development Manager Fiona McCurdy. This session is aimed at anyone who intends to apply for the bursary, either as a host or bursary holder.

Health and Safety Forum
Networking

This Health and Safety forum is going to be focused on the inclusion of mental health/stress in risk assessments and there will also be plenty of time for networking, nibbles and drinks!

Fundamentals of Flying
Training

The Fundamentals of Flying Course is designed to teach the safe handling of counterweight sets and hemp. This is an in-person event at the Lyceum Theatre, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week.

Working from Height using Temporary Access Equipment
Training

This is an in-person event at the Traverse Theatre, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week for staff who use, supervise or manage the use of ladders and temporary access equipment.

Tallescope - Safe Use and Rescue
Training

Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge to assemble, perform pre-use checks on, and use Tallescopes safely. They will also gain an understanding of relevant legislation. Additionally, candidates will be given practical training on the Tallescope rescue equipment and its deployment in their specific venue. This covers and certificates the RB Tallescope Rescue pack. This is an in-person event at the Traverse, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week.

IOSH Managing Safely 
Training

IOSH Managing Safely is a course designed by the Institution for Occupational Health and Safety - Europe’s largest occupational health and safety body that aims to give attendees all they need to know to help them handle health and safety in their teams and workplaces.

Sanctuary Social - An LGBTQIA+ Arts Workers Meet Up
Networking

Sanctuary Socials are a chance for artists and arts workers from Scotland’s LGBTQIA+ community to get together and share in some queer joy.

FST and UK Theatre's Festivals Reception 2023
Networking

Our annual Festivals Reception returns for 2023, hosted by the Federation of Scottish Theatre and UK Theatre, with support from Theatre Tokens. Join us for an evening to network with performing arts colleagues gathered in Edinburgh for the Festivals with welcome from Christina McKelvie MSP.

Funding for Culture: Information Sharing Session 2
Info Sharing

We need your help! This event is open to FST members and non-members. FST is preparing a third submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee’s call for views on funding for culture. Join us on Zoom at one of two information-sharing sessions on 27 July, to discuss the issues with colleagues and put your views forward for inclusion in FST’s submission.

Funding for Culture: Information Sharing Session 1
Info Sharing

We need your help! This event is open to FST members and non-members. FST is preparing a third submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee’s call for views on funding for culture. Join us on Zoom at one of two information-sharing sessions on 27 July, to discuss the issues with colleagues and put your views forward for inclusion in FST’s submission.

Ecostage: Holistic sustainability for the performing arts
Info Sharing

Discover Ecostage’s approach to placing ecological thinking at the heart of creative practice in this introduction to the Ecostage toolkit. Mona Kastell is an international award-winning ecological designer, shamanic practitioner, and one of Ecostage's co-directors, placing Nature, wellbeing, interconnectivity and authentic community engagement at the heart of her creative process. All performing arts practitioners at all stages and scales of production. We’re especially keen to reach out to producers, directors, stage managers and others who are part of the decision-making process.