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PANDA have launched a professional development programme running from September to December 2014 with a menu of high quality affordable workshops.

Eligible individuals and organisations will be have free access a combination of workshops, training and professional development opportunities, subject to a refundable deposit to register commitment to complete a minimum of 12 hours of support through PANDA to be completed by December 2014. If you don't qualify or even if you're not a PANDA member, you can still attend at affordable rates.
Training will focus on the following general areas:
All workshops are open to anyone to attend but we can only offer you a subsidised place if you are a PANDA member or qualify for ERDF Business Support and you must complete the 12 hours before the end of December 2014.
ERDF funds are for a Business Start Up Support programme delivered in partnership with Blue Orchid. We can offer free support to ANYONE - not just those in the performing arts as long as you have:
  1. Become freelance, self-employed or formed a new company, partnership, cic, charity or other formal group within the last 3 years
  2. Have a Greater Manchester or Cheshire post code

If you are interested in benefitting from the programme at special rates, please ACT NOW by doing one/more of the following:

  1. Fill out our short online survey to have input in to what training we provide and when and find out if you're eligible for support FOR FREE!
  2. Book your place on opportunities currently being offered through this programme. NOTE: we cannot confirm you a free place unless you have completed the online survey and been deemed eligible
  3. Contact PANDA to express your interest, ask any questions, determine eligibility or book on to the programme over the phone or via email. Call 0161 425 7754 Tue-Thurs to speak to Sue or Anne-Marie (leave us a message if no answer) or email: pandabsus@gmail.com

* In Association with Union Street Media Arts

** In Association with Mark Devereux Projects

*** In Association with Cheshire Dance