An update for our followers - 18 March 2020

We are continuing to deliver our Certificate in Producing Your First Feature remotely, and are working to identify courses we can adapt for online delivery during this period.

Where possible, we would also really like to hear from you about what would help you keep skilled up and engaged with your professional development during these very challenging times and for the future. We will, for example, look at developing short online sessions as well as delivering full courses online and are happy to hear your suggestions. 

We will continue to work to contribute to supporting the resilience of the sector in these rapidly evolving times.

Please take a moment, as and when you have time for a breather, to feedback your thoughts in our survey:

NFTS Scotland Online Delivery and Support Survey

We are currently operating on the basis that standard delivery will resume from May 2020, although this will be closely monitored. As such, we are taking applications through our existing channels for courses scheduled in May and beyond, and we will continue to keep all applicants advised as future information becomes available.

Our current bursary fund remains open and we encourage you also to be aware of other funds available for your professional development outlined here.

Our friends over at Blazing Griffin also posted a really helpful list of resources for creative freelancers, who will be heavily impacted during the virus, on Facebook this week. These included:

Creative Scotland Guidance
Film & TV Charity
Government Employment and Support Allowance
Bectu Guidance
PACT Guidance
Equity Guidance

The British Film Institute have also published this message to industry and the Creative Industries Federation respond to the Chancellor’s statement regarding business affected by Co-vid 19