How you can help SMA to create a healthy and representative workforce for theatre and live events in the 21st Century

SMA student visits include FE colleges, as well as visits to schools and career fairs when we are able. This is an invaluable opportunity to reach people who may not otherwise consider working backstage or on live events – perhaps because they are not aware that these careers even exist Last year we brought our …

Budget today announces more funds for the Arts but will it go to freelancers?

The Govt will announce a further £400M for the arts to cover the extended lockdown in the budget today. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under renewed pressure to also provide greater financial security to the arts sector’s self-employed workforce in the Budget, as the findings of a new inquiry warn of a talent exodus without support. The …

New Wellbeing survey

Charlotte Dukes and Harriet Saffin are looking at creating a Stage Management Wellbeing group. A hub of support, resources and connection. We want to help fellow stage managers find the best links and routes to the amazing help already available. However, to do this we need to hear from you, so we can create something …

Who We Are Survey / Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Update

In June 2020, the SMA board of directors made a commitment to survey our members, to investigate training opportunities regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, to hold broad discussions to understand lived experiences of inequality and to work with partners to better include those who are under-represented in our industry.  To start the journey, we formed …

SMA office is open remotely. COVID-19 information is available under the Resources tab

Please Check Members’ Jobs Board regularly for new positions – Last updated 01/03/2021 COVID-19 INFORMATION SMA office is open,  Following Government guidance staff are working remotely.   Please use  EMAIL  – it is the quickest way to reach us.  (Staff work part time, Andy M,T,Th Debbie M, W, F) Wishing everyone a Happy and better 2021. As …

SMA SoP’s and advice for rehearsal and production. Lockdown across the UK. Streamed shows to go ahead under Covid rules

Since Lockdown was eased to enable live indoor theatre performance with a distanced audience, most productions have featured small casts. There are now a few larger shows in rehearsal and one at least in performance. The Royal National Theatre have three productions scheduled for the Olivier before the end of the year. Their experience in …

Thank you for participating: SMA Zoom Brunches open to all

Our Zoom Brunches have now ended for 2020 but will be back in 2021 The 2020 series were very popular and successful with 500+ people registered to attend in total from at least 9 countries around the world, and with many associations and producing companies participating as well (as well as numerous members).The information and …

Thanks to All of Our Supporters in 2019

As the training and trade show seasons end, we celebrate another successful year with grateful thanks  to  our friends and colleagues  who have supported us throughout the year:  our volunteer members at events, and all  who contribute to Cueline, everyone who replied to our prompt desk survey this year, or who introduced a new member …