Shetland Arts, in partnership with Inner Ear, are offering performance artists professional development training in the use of streaming equipment and online broadcast channels to help them reach new audiences. This opportunity is supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

Artists will be paid a fee to take part in the online training and will be provided with equipment and performance opportunities via a series of online events throughout the year. The programme is open to those based in Shetland, or with strong connections to the isles and working in any performance medium, such as music, dance and drama.

All you need is a smartphone, an internet connection, and a desire to share your performances with the world!

The 2-hour workshops will be delivered by Dougal Perman of Inner Ear during March and include an introduction to smartphone livestreaming, live production, setting up your studio, framing, set, lighting, sound, vision and audio mixing, enhancements and effects, platforms and distribution.

Bryan Peterson, Shetland Arts “this is an excellent opportunity for performers to work with Inner Ear, a company at the leading edge of streaming, to make use of readily available technology to broadcast to the wider world.”

There will be additional support sessions through 2021 comprising a mix of group Q&As and one-to-one catchups.

Dougal Perman, Inner Ear “I love hearing and seeing how people tell their stories using readily available technology. Everything I know about programme making and media production I’ve learned on the job over the past 20 years, and I enjoy helping people get to grips with tools and techniques that can help them reach their audiences.”

Provisional dates for training are Tuesdays 7-9pm on 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April. For more details and to apply please see

Deadline: Thursday 11 March, places will be confirmed on Friday 12 March.

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