Skiddle and NTIA are launching a promoter grant program to empower emerging event organizers in Scotland

Pooja Sharma
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Independent ticket sales point for events, Skiddle has launched its second scholarship program of the year in collaboration with the Association of Night Industries (NTIA).

The initiative, which follows on from their previous student-focused program in the summer, has been specifically designed to help 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, November 16 during a live panel discussion at the latest edition of Skiddle’s popular Industry Drop-in event.

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

Always committed to supporting the next generation of event planners, each applicant will have the opportunity to bid for a grant of up to £1000, to be used to host an event in Scotland in February or March 2024. Those who are successful will not. receives only financial assistance, but also receives invaluable advice and tips from Skiddle’s experienced in-house team, on everything from launch strategies and marketing to key sales dates and more.

Skiddle and the NTIA are urging those new to organizing events in Scotland to register now for a chance to win funding to bring their unique event ideas to life. The deadline for registration is Sunday December 31, 2023 (New Year’s Eve).

Lisa Braithwaite, Senior Marketing Manager at Skiddle, said:

“We are excited to announce our second Skiddle Promoter Fund initiative of the year, once again partnering with the NTIA.

“Scottish cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are perhaps some of the most exciting cultural destinations in Britain right now. These prolific places of music and art have given us a host of groundbreaking names in recent times, helping to boost Scotland’s nightlife and inspiring ambitious young event organizers to bring new ideas to the table.

“Supporting new promoters is what Skiddle is all about, and we are looking forward to seeing what concepts emerge from this Scottish scholarship programme. The deadline is fast approaching, so make sure you submit your application now to ensure you have a chance to win some money for your event.”

Michael Kill, CEO of NTIA, added:

“We are proud to support the Scottish Promoter Fund in partnership with Skiddle, highlighting our continued support for Scotland’s vibrant cultural scene.”

“Cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee have been crucial in nurturing cutting-edge talent and shaping Scotland’s dynamic nightlife.”

“The NTIA in Scotland encourages aspiring event organizers 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 all applications is Sunday December 31, 2023. Those selected to receive the grant will be contacted via email in the following weeks.

Sign up for the Skiddle Promoter Fund HERE

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