Budgeting: The Basics [online via Zoom]

Thursday 4 June 2.00pm - 4.00pm

As face-to-face training is not currently possible, Thea and Zoe will be delivering an adapted digital version of Budgeting: the Basics course.

This 2 hour session will look at the key aspects of creating a successful budget that can be applied to both individual projects and whole organisations.

*In this session we aim to cover *:
- Production expenditure and hidden costs (Per diems, relocation and employment costs etc.)
- Industry standards & ITC rates of pay
- Not under selling yourself & valuing one's work
- Match funding, in kind support and sponsorship
- Theatre Tax Relief
- Timeline and cash flow
- The basics of management and annual budgets and how project budgets link these
- Monitoring and evaluation

Target Audience
This two-hour introductory session is aimed at those who are new to budgeting and/or want to be more confident with the fundamental building blocks. The course will demystify how to create a budget, what to include and help to better understand budgeting terminology.

Approach
Thea and Zoe will use Zoom to present. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and relate the information to your own situation. Course notes and reference materials will be emailed in advance.

Presenters
Zoe Bateman, ITC's General Manager
Zoe studied Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University. She has worked for the King's Head Theatre, Ustinov Studio: Bath Theatre Royal and Barbican Centre and most recently for Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, where she became General Manager. Zoe is responsible for ITC's company finances including annual/project budgeting, bookkeeping, management and annual accounts and payroll.

Thea Stanton, ITC's Communications Manager
After studying Drama at Bristol University, Thea went on to complete a Masters in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In addition to her own independent producing, Thea has worked at Punchdrunk Enrichment, The Barbican, Trinity Laban Creative Learning Department, Spontaneous Combustion Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Tavaziva Dance. She has also been invited to lecture on her experiences of cross arts collaboration at Arts University Bournemouth, Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban.

Price
£20+VAT (£24)

How to Book
Book your place via this web page, paying by card or bank transfer. Places are limited.
A week before the session we will email out handouts and preparation instructions. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions. Please read Top Tips for using Zoom below for ensure the smooth running on the session.

For more information, please call Zoe on 020 7089 6821 or email her z.bateman@itc-arts.org

Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

Top Tips for using Zoom
- Make sure you have a strong reliable internet connection. This is imperative to getting the most out of the session and connecting with people.
- It is best to use Zoom on a PC or laptop, tablets can be used but some of the features are limited.
- Your video/webcam and microphone will need to be on for this course.
- If possible, try to use a headset instead of your computer’s built-in audio. Zoom works just fine with the built-ins, but the quality is even sharper with higher quality hardware.
- Your camera should be at eye level. Adjust your camera if it is too low or high, if possible seeing you from the chest or waist up is good, instead of just seeing your face. Make sure you have a comfortable chair.
- Lighting can make a difference - position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds, otherwise your face will be difficult to see.
- Find a quiet space for the duration, shut the door, ask people not to disturb you, silence all notifications from all devices, including phones and mute yourself as necessary.
- Have some water to drink, a notebook and a pen available.