Skiddle Update: Postponing events, the Culture Recovery Fund closing date & more

In this week’s Skiddle update, we cover mental health and addiction, the closing date of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund, and advise on why it’s best to postpone your event during lockdown instead of cancelling.

Postponing your events

We understand that it’s not easy to reschedule events at the moment during lockdown, therefore we recommend you update your event status to ‘postponed TBC’. This will provide you with time to try and secure a new date whilst also updating your customers of the current situation and your plans to reschedule. 

If you have any events planned during the national lockdown that are not updated within sufficient time, prior to the scheduled date of the event, we will assume they have been cancelled under Government instructions. This will involve processing refunds to customers. We do not want to issue any refunds unnecessarily, so please ensure your events are updated accordingly.

Your cooperation at this time is greatly appreciated. If you need to discuss the various options around event cancellation or postponement, or feel your event is not covered by the legislation, please get in touch with our Account Management team or our Account Support team.

Culture Recovery Fund Closes January 26th

The second round of the Culture Recovery Fund is still open and closes 12pm (midday), Tuesday 26th January 2021. To check if you’re eligible for the grant and for more information, visit the Arts Council England website.  

The Arts Council team will be running its last webinar on application guidance on Monday 18th Jan, so be sure to register and be prepared.

Music Support Panel: Addiction and Supporting Recovery in the Music Industry 

Skiddle is proud to partner with Music Support on a panel about addiction and supporting recovery in the music industry on Thursday 28th January.

Music Support is a charity that provides help and support to those involved in or employed by the UK music industry, who have been affected by mental health and/or Addiction.

Coinciding with the end of Dry January, our panel of industry experts (Chula Goonewardene MBACP, Dr Adam Huxley, Jon Ostrin and Ronnie Traynor) will have an open and honest discussion surrounding addiction and substance misuse in the music industry, including how to spot it and take care of it, as well as demystifying the 12 Step Programme and supporting those who lead sober / sober-curious lifestyles.

The online webinar will run from 6pm – 6.45pm and is free to attend. Register for your tickets here.

Watch our on-demand webinar: Coping With Change in the Creative Industries

We understand the current lockdown is hard on everyone’s mental health, so we’ve made our recent webinar, ‘Coping With Change’ available to watch for free, on-demand.

In November 2020, we partnered with Music Support and Thrive, coming together to discuss mental health amongst males during COVID-19, in honour of Men’s mental health month. We invited musicians, promoters and cognitive therapists to talk about their experiences, the various coping mechanisms out there, and any recommendations they had to share.

You can watch the Coping with Change webinar here.

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About Skiddle

Skiddle is currently the UK’s biggest What’s On guide, providing a free facility for event promoters across the UK to list their events online and sell tickets through our independent ticketing service. We currently work with over 35,000 UK and European promoters, at over 30,000 venues. We specialise in helping events through that critical growing phase by providing the marketing and technology support that you need. Start listing your events today!