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

Workshop

Applying for Senior Positions
Are 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.
Jul 2023

Workshop

Funding Applications
Writing 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.
Autumn 2023

Workshop

Leadership Lab
Leadership 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. 
winter 2023

Workshop

Starting a Theatre Company
There'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.
autumn 2023

Workshop

Revitalise Your Career
Ever 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.
summer 2023

Workshop

Artistic Directors Lab
Step 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.
winter 2023

Workshop

Demystifying Trustee Positions
What 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.
winter 2023

Programme

Think Tank: Agents of Change
ADF 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.
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Events

Routes In
Routes 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.
2023

Events

Meet the Programmers
Meet 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.
2023

Events

Focus Groups
Be 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.

Events

Leadership Roles
Join 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.
2023

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Routes In
Routes 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.
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Events

Meet the Programmers
Meet 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.
Book soon

Events

Focus Groups
Be 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.
dec 2022

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