Putting on events

Orchestra Tax Relief: for any instrumental groups (online event)

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is a source of income for instrumental groups with 12 or more performers. You don’t have to be an orchestra or pay tax to claim it! This event will explain what it is and how your group can benefit from it.

OTR is one of the Creative Industries Tax reliefs launched in 2017. It allows instrumental groups to claim a payment from HMRC equal to a percentage of their production costs. So far, Making Music has helped groups claim over £250,000, and on average, a group has been able to claim back 14% of their total concert budget. 

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Climate emergency: what can music groups do? (online event)

Climate change is now recognised as an emergency, with the United Nations COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November further raising the profile of this issue. But what can music groups do about climate change? And do their actions have any impact? Join an inspiring panel to hear practical ideas and repertoire suggestions of how you can get involved.

Four inspiring speakers will paint a picture and give you ideas of how music groups can make a difference on climate change.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

How to create a Covid risk assessment for rehearsals and performances (online event)

Now that restrictions have largely been lifted across the UK, leisure-time music groups are thinking about how to create a risk assessment to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. If your group is venturing back to in-person rehearsals and performances for the first time and you don’t know where to start, this session will help you plan what you can do to make your activities as safe as possible for your performers, volunteers and audiences.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Creating a Covid risk assessment for rehearsals and performances (online event)

Even though restrictions have largely been lifted across the UK, governments are still encouraging organisers to take steps to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. As groups return to rehearsing and performing, we’ll take a look at the current picture and help you plan what you can do to make your activities as safe as possible for your performers, volunteers and audiences.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup up (promoter groups)

For the past 18 months, music promoters have had to deal with a raft of challenges including changing Covid-19 measures, new rules resulting from Brexit, PRS licensing, consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty, and regulatory changes.

This online meetup specifically for promoter groups (groups who are not vocal groups or instrumental groups, and whose regular activities do not include running rehearsals) will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and guidance, help you connect with each other, and share learning and ideas.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Case studies: Group activity during Covid

The pandemic has thrown all kinds of challenges in the way of group music making. However, our member groups have found ways to rehearse or safely put on performances whether entirely online, in person, or a combination of both - all while managing to mitigate the risks of Covid infection. Read about how they have done this in their own words.

Creating accessible and inclusive activity (online event)

Creating activities that are accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone can seem complicated. 19% of working age adults and 46% of pension age adults are disabled, and disabilities are varied and specific to each individual. Poverty and discrimination, too, can create barriers to your group's events and activities, or exclude people when they experience a change of circumstance.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Creating accessible and inclusive activity (online event)

Creating activities that are accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone can seem complicated. 19% of working age adults and 46% of pension age adults are disabled, and disabilities are varied and specific to each individual. Poverty and discrimination, too, can create barriers to your group's events and activities, or exclude people when they experience a change of circumstance.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Livestreaming using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) (online event)

As more leisure-time music groups get to grips with livestreaming as an alternative or addition to live performances, we’re providing this session which will take a look at Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is a free piece of software that will allow you to add live visual effects to your livestream, making it even more professional in quality.
 
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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

For the past 18 months, leisure-time music groups have faced challenges at every turn such as dealing with strict Covid-19 measures and new rules resulting from Brexit, and keeping up with PRS licensing and consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty. Regulatory changes have become a way of life, and often differ between the four nations of the UK.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom