Skiddle and the NTIA launch Promoter Fund to support emerging event organisers in Scotland

Continuing our unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of event organisers, we are delighted to unveil our second promoter fund scheme of the year, in collaboration with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

The initiative, which follows our previous student-focused program in the summer, has this time been specially devised to aid emerging promoters looking to make their mark on the events scene in various cities and towns across Scotland.

The Skiddle Promoter Fund – now open for applications – was announced on Thursday 16th November during a live panel discussion at the most recent edition of our Industry Drop-in event in Glasgow.

The Skiddle Industry Drop-in, which took place at Barras Art And Design (BAaD), was attended by influential figures representing Scotland’s live events sector and provided a platform for debating issues specific to Scotland’s event scene. Some of those influential figures included Tom Joyes, General Manager of the Barrowland Ballroom, Jennifer Nimmo-Smith, Founder and Director of Electric Shores Publicity, MSP Pauline McNeill and Mike Grieve, Managing Director at Glasgow’s Sub Club.

The Skiddle Promoter Fund invites applicants to bid for a grant of up to £1000. Successful applicants must use the funds to organise an event in Scotland during February or March 2024. Beyond financial support, recipients will also benefit from invaluable advice and insights provided by Skiddle’s experienced in-house team. This guidance spans a range of topics, including launch strategies, marketing tactics, key sales dates, and more.

Commenting on our latest promoter bursary scheme, Michael Kill, CEO of the NTIA, said:

“We’re proud to endorse the Scottish Promoter Fund in collaboration with Skiddle, marking our continued support for the vibrant Scottish cultural scene.”

“Cities like Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee have been pivotal in nurturing breakthrough talent and shaping Scotland’s dynamic nightlife.”

“The NTIA in Scotland encourages aspiring event organisers to seize this opportunity. Apply now to the Scottish Promoter Fund and unlock the potential to bring fresh, exciting concepts to the forefront of Scotland’s cultural landscape. “

The Skiddle Promoter Fund is now accepting applications. The deadline for applications is Sunday, 31st December 2023. Those who are chosen to receive the bursary will be contacted via email in the weeks following. 

Apply for the Skiddle Promoter Fund HERE

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