Do you work with writers? Are you thinking about commissioning a script for the first time? Maybe you’re changing up your creative process… Join ITC for our member forum on working with writers. You’ll meet other performing arts companies to talk about all aspects of contracting and managing writers.  ITC is in discussion with the…

Administrative and technical staff will soon get a brand new contract, negotiated between ITC and the Bectu trade union. We are celebrating with a launch on 17 September 2024, from 16:00 to 19:00. It will be held at Bectu HQ at 100 Rochester Row, London. 

On the Third Friday of every month (except in August), Talking Birds hosts a programme of meetings, talks, walks, workshops and co-working devised by, and for, the creative community. For 2024 there are some returning favourites like F13 network meetings for Coventry/Warwickshire’s independent arts sector (freelance artists/creatives and small organisations), the Nestival of Ideas panel…

Join our Live ITC Members Forum at Tramshed Woolwich 2nd October 2024 3-5pm followed by networking drinks. Bringing venues and companies together to confront the crisis in touring, this is an opportunity to share with peers, hear from speakers (including ACE Director of Touring Hannah Lake) and try to solve the problems together.  You must…

This 3-hour workshop will explore the essential aspects of tax, National Insurance, VAT and pensions as they relate to employers within the performing arts, and will give participants an opportunity to resolve their current financial queries through practical discussion.

This course clarifies the distinction between freelancer and employment engagement and explains the laws that govern the employment relationship. As well as, the opportunity to examine good practice and management techniques to promote the well-being of staff. In the current sector-wide recruitment crisis, it will look at how the working world has changed and explore the…

This course is aimed at those both new and established who hold the responsibility of tour booking. Though it starts with basic principles, it will also be helpful to those wishing to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills. This course is applicable to both theatre and dance companies.

This course provides a clear understanding of the basics of contract law and practices in the performing arts, interwoven with fundamental negotiation techniques to achieve the best possible deals.  Combining practical and theoretical elements, this session draws on real-life scenarios to give an understanding of the challenges faced when working with internal and external suppliers….

In light of the reductions in public funding across the arts sector, and an ever more unstable climate, the roles of board members and senior staff have never been more challenging.  This course will examine the pressures faced by chairs and directors/trustees, and explore the board’s role and responsibilities at these times. The learning from…

In the wake of the pandemic, ITC has seen a significant rise in work-based disputes, including complaints, grievances, disciplinary issues, project and contract breakdowns, company splits, and closures. Coupled with funding losses, rising living costs, and a growing recruitment crisis, leading and managing a company in our sector has become increasingly challenging.

Participants on this course will be taken on a clear, step-by-step journey through the basics of financial management, right from the very beginning. At each stage, you’ll build a solid practical understanding of some financial processes and documents you’re likely to encounter within your own work — day-to-day, month-to-month and year-to-year.