As a free magazine covering live arts, distributed through cultural venues and funded by advertising for said arts and venues, The Skinny was swiftly battered by the pandemic.
We adapted to remote working using our experience making Fest Adelaide from the depths of Scottish February. We adjusted our April issue editorial to focus on at-home culture, ruthlessly excising any reference to the outside world of pubs and gigs.
Less easily adapted was our revenue stream, which fell immediately off a cliff. With the team currently largely on furlough, we hope to resume publishing soon digitally, followed by print in autumn.