Training & Events
Workshops, placements and networking events in collaboration with leading UK arts organisations.
Our Training Programme
Our activities are interactive and led by the Artistic Directors, Executive Directors and Producers, and decision-makers from leading UK arts organizations to provide unique networking opportunities. Explore our event calendar.
Applying for Senior PositionsAre you ready to step up? Are you struggling to get past the application or interview stage? We help you take out the guess work by collaborating with the decision-makers in this interactive workshop.
Funding ApplicationsWriting funding applications can be daunting and time consuming. Whether you're stuck on questions or had an application rejected we can help bring clarity to your proposal and take the pain out of the process.
Leadership LabLeadership Lab is a 6-week interactive course for arts professionals to gain a deeper insight into the responsibilities of various senior positions within theatre & live performance organisations.
Starting a Theatre CompanyThere's no degree in running a theatre company, mistakes can lead to stress and burn out. Our course will deep dive into legal structures, budgets, activity planning, and more to help you start off on the right foot or grow.
Revitalise Your CareerEver feel like you need to pause and reflect? Are you in need of a confidence boost? Enjoy dedicated time to refocus with discussions and exercises to help you celebrate your achievements, set goals and identify next the next steps.
Artistic Directors LabStep into the shoes of an Artistic Director for half a day, to gain a deeper understanding of the responsibilities they face beyond programming. This workshop is a great taster for our Leadership Lab course.
Demystifying Trustee PositionsWhat exactly does a trustee do? What's the purpose of a board? We'll pull back the curtain on the career progression a trustee position can bring.
Up Next: Artistic DirectorsUp Next: Artistic Directors is an 18 month placement programme designed to provide hands on training to visionary arts professionals ready to take the keys and the resources and lead the new way.
ADF InnovatorsADF innovators is a programme for aspiring Artistic Directors. Up to 10 members will be paid to develop a project proposal and 1 will receive a 6 month full-time placement and a £15,000 budget to launch their project.
Think Tank: Agents of ChangeADF is recruiting Agents of Change for our Think Tank programme. We are looking for arts professionals, graduates and higher education students with an activist spirit.
Routes InRoutes In a series of informative talks. Each event is hosted by an arts organisation, providing transparency into their recruitment and programming processes, and professional development opportunities on offer.
Meet the ProgrammersMeet the Programmers is a pitching event designed to connect Global Majority creatives with the decision-makers in the arts sector. This is also an opportunity for organisations to expand their existing networks.
Focus GroupsBe paid to be heard! Our online focus groups provide you with a platform to express your needs, challenges and feedback on projects in development and our work. There is no application process, simply sign up.
Leadership RolesJoin a panel of today’s exciting arts leaders to gain insight into the day to day responsibilities of their role, explore career pathways and learn the essential professional experience and skills required.
A tasty treat of e-learning, podcasts, articles resources, library exclusive to members.