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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

FST Bursary Clinic - July
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.

FST June Members Meeting: Networking and (Over)sharing
FST Members Meetings

Please join your friends and colleagues at Edinburgh’s Summerhall for this month’s Members Meeting.

Carbon Literacy - 1 June
Training

This is certified training which has been developed to focus on the theatre industry, while simultaneously covering the science and economics which led us to the current situation.   This session is led by Jennifer Talliefor, Jennifer is a production manager and certified Carbon Literacy trainer. This session is relevant to anyone working in the sector who is looking to develop better environmental awareness within their professional practise. 10 places per session will be free to companies/individuals who are struggling to engage with sustainability.

Guide to Freelance Working
Training

A practical and supportive workshop on navigating your career in the creative arts as a sole trader. Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher who created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian, to help creatives understand their rights and best practices as freelancers. This session is for sole traders in the creative industries; while the information will be particularly helpful to early-career freelancers, it is applicable for those at any stage of their career.

Touring Fund Information Session for Programmers and Venues
Info Sharing

Federation of Scottish Theatre invites programmers and venues to an information session on Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance.

Launch of guides created by the Harassment in the Performing Arts (HiPA) Working Group
Networking

Please join FST at a special event marking the achievements of the HiPA Working Group and thanking you for your ongoing interest and support of their work.

FST Peer Sharing: Budgets
Online Meet Up

Join us for this informal and interactive peer to peer sharing event which is aimed at demystifying project budgeting.

FST Bursary Clinic: March
Info Sharing

Please join us for a clinic focussed on the FST Bursary.

FST Members’ Meeting Tuesday 28 March 2023
FST Members Meetings

Join us on Zoom for the next Members’ Meeting, the first since the successful sector-wide campaign to reverse the cut to Creative Scotland.

General Managers Meet-up
Online Meet Up

Join us for our final quarterly General Managers Meet Up, also relevant to all those who hold similar operational roles including producers, Finance Managers, Directors, or Chief Executives.  In addition to general discussion, this session will also focus on staff recruitment and retention and we will be joined by Barry Nichol, Employment Lawyer (Anderson Strathern

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid: Equity agreements and how they can work for you
Training

Aimed at providing an introduction to the trade union, Equity, this free, online session is open to everyone but will be of particular value to those producers, companies or venues who engage performers and creative practitioners but currently do not have an Equity agreement in place.

FST Bursary Clinic - February
Training

Please join us for a clinic focussed on the FST Bursary.