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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

Information Sharing Session 3
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

Carbon Literacy
Training

Carbon Literacy training specifically developed for the performing arts. This one-day, in-person, course will help you improve environmental awareness within your work, prepare for the effects of the climate emergency, mitigate those effects and reduce your ecological footprint. Subsidised by 95% for FST members. Places limited.

Information Sharing Session 2
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

Information Sharing Session 1
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

Mental Health First Aid Check In
Training

This session has been set up to discuss the practicalities of putting your Mental Health First Aid or SAMH qualification to use in the workplace and what support might be useful.

Still Magic: Digital Creativity and Engagement in the Performing Arts
Seminar

A special day-long collaborative event between the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and Creative Scotland exploring digital creativity and engagement. Open to non-members and FST-members. Includes lunch and a festive drinks reception. For FST members, it includes a short Members Meeting in the morning.

General Managers Meet Up & One to One Legal Surgeries
Online Meet Up

Join us for our regular General Managers Meet Up/Legal Surgery, this session is relevant to all those who hold similar operational roles including producers, Finance Managers, Directors or Chief Executives. Following the usual group discussion, we will also be offering free one-to-one legal surgeries in association with Anderson Strathern. Joining us for this meet up are Victoria Sampson and Barry Nichol. 

First Aid For Mental Health
Training

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. You will learn how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. The 2.5hr sessions take place over three days.

FST & TWR Dance Forum
Networking

Join us for the next FST Dance Forum in partnership with The Work Room. Now scheduled for 20 October in Aberdeen during the launch day of DanceLive. Open to FST members and non-members.

Fair Work 101
Training

This session will teach you the basics of the Fair Work Framework and what it will mean for you or the organisation you work for.

Producers Forum
Online Meet Up

This forum is open to FST members and non-members. It will focus on reviewing gaps in training and CPD available to producers.

September 2022 Members Meeting + AGM
FST Members Meetings

The Members' Meeting on Thursday 29 September 2022 will take place online via Zoom. It will include FST's Annual General Meeting and ordinary business.