Funding Opportunity

Future Proofing Training Fund and Graduate Bursary Scheme

Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) are working together to offer a sustainable solution to personnel shortages in creative production, stage management and technical skills in Scotland.

Future Proofing is a partnership project with aims to inspire and support the next generation at entry level onwards, as well as supporting the continuing professional development of experienced practitioners and educators. The programme includes:

A Recent Graduate Bursary

A Training Fund

Future Proofing opportunities are not limited to FST or SDTN members. More information on each of the opportunities within the programme is included below. If you have any queries please contact our Professional Development Manager Fiona McCurdy.

Recent Graduate Bursary

The Recent Graduate Bursary supports placement opportunities which allow graduates to gain workplace experience that will help with their career progression. This bursary is administered by FST, you can find the details below.

Recent Graduate Bursary guidelines/application

Training Fund

This fund provides financial support to theatre professionals and lecturers to ensure their professional skills are up to date and in line with the latest practice and technology in the sector. It is open to full and part time employees as well as freelance and casual staff working in technical theatre and production roles in Scotland. The fund will provide up to £350 to support to attend technical and production skills training.