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The Producers Package
3 Courses Over Multiple Dates
A producer in the independent theatre sector will juggle many tasks at the same time. Make sure you’re as prepared as possible by developing the skills necessary for planning or first or next production. Attending all 3 courses is a great way to build connections with others in similar roles to you, giving you the opportunity for peer learning and developing working partnerships.     Intellectual Property Explained with Charlotte Jones – 30th April 9:30-13:00…

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£433.33/86.67/520.00

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People Management – April 2024
23/04/2024
10:30 – 17:00
London
Course Overview:  This course clarifies the distinction between freelancers and employee 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 adaptations to new ways of working and how to manage expectations and morale.     This interactive course…

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£185.00/37.00/222.00

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Intellectual Property Explained – April 2024
30/04/2024
9:30 – 13:00
Online
Course Overview:  This course is a half-day, online course This course covers: An overview of key intellectual property legal issues A focus on Copyright. Creating effective contracts to manage intellectual property well Identifying where IP rights exist and how to get permission to use them Reaching fair financial agreements Managing rights in a devising process   Suitable For:  This short course is an introduction that will be useful both for those who are new to…

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£175.00/35.00/210.00

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Tour Booking – May 2024
01/05/2024
10:30 – 17:00
London
Course Overview: Trainer and tour booker Mark Makin will guide you through the particular set of skills and specialist knowledge that you need to successfully book a UK tour. Mark will share his own experiences of the industry as he takes you through the process of booking and managing a tour using case studies. Participants are encouraged to share their own knowledge and ask questions relating to their specific situations. Course notes and reference materials…

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£200.00/40.00/240.00

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Fundraising: Successful Bid Writing – May 24
09/05/2024
10:30 – 16:30
London
What is this course about? This course explores how to approach and draft successful funding applications for performing art projects. It will cover why to fundraise, what makes your project unique, different types of funders, fundamental steps of solicitation, dealing with rejection, whom to involve in the process, and how. In light of Covid-19 and the cost-of-living-crisis, with many funders/funds impacted, this Winter 2024 course observes these changes alongside examining the challenges and opportunities this…

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£200.00/40.00/240.00

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Boards & Governance – May 2024
14/05/2024
10:30 – 17:00
London
Course Overview:  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 the session can be applied to a range of situations and sizes of organisations from small project-to-project…

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£200.00/40.00/240.00

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Finance Explained – June 2024
04/06/2024
10:30 – 14:00
Online
This 3.5-hour online course will demystify the fundamental accounting concepts and terminology that underpin financial reporting, enabling managers, board members, and other roles without formal financial qualifications to fulfil their responsibilities with confidence. Target Audience This course is intended to benefit those who do not have formal financial qualifications/training. Delivered using simple language, it will give attendees a better understanding of financial terminology and reports, inc: Management Accounts, Annual Accounts, Trustees/Directors’ Reports, Statements of Financial…

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£165.00/33.00/198.00

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Contracting Creative Teams – June 2024
24/06/2024
10:30 – 17:00
London
This one-day Course will cover:   Employing creative teams on ITC/Union contracts Engaging Freelancers Understanding rights and responsibilities Understanding when to use Freelance/ or employment contracts. Understanding the terms and conditions of the ITC/Equity contract Understanding Ethical Practice Managing a company on tour. Settling disputes when things go wrong. How to use ITC and Equity Budgeting using union agreements. Understanding contract principles and drafting your own. Sharing management practice with peers.   The course is…

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£200.00/40.00/240.00

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