professional development


training and support for independent theatre-makers

Together with Dance4 we are hosting a series of events and training opportunities designed to support independent artists and companies to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work internationally. More events will be announced soon.

All events are free but booking is required. Captioned recordings will be available on our Resources page after the event.

in country briefings

These events are a chance to learn about the cultural context in different countries. Our panel of local artists, producers and funders will share their perspective on what international artists need to know before they visit. Delivered in partnership with Dance4.

climate change

How we share work internationally is changing in response to current global challenges. Join our panel from across theatre, dance and music for some inspiration and practical ideas on more sustainable approaches to working abroad.

Choose from breakout groups on digital work, concept touring, slow touring, and green operational practice at registration to delve deeper on your preferred topic of interest. Delivered in partnership with Dance4.

new e-course

Working internationally can be a lot of work. Making sure you have the right people and resources in place before you start will stop you becoming overstretched. That's where business planning skills come in.

Delivered by email over 4 weeks, this self-led course will lead you through key elements of business planning and take an entrepreneurial look at how you might achieve your aims.

The course is made up of a series of recorded webinars alongside a written guide. There will be a live session in week 3 including a Q&A with Farnham Maltings International Producer.

Register by 2nd September to receive the course weekly by email.

Suitable for artists and companies working in theatre and dance with around 3 years of professional experience and a desire to work internationally. Delivered in partnership with Dance4.

Sign off

For more information or to discuss access requirements, please contact Hannah.

Hannah Slimmon

International Producer