Reading Culture Live – Arts, culture and heritage from Reading, delivered into your home

Reading Place of Culture, a project run by Reading Borough Council, Reading UK and Reading University, are creating a virtual ‘venue’ called Reading Culture Live, where audience members will be able to take part in activities and events created by our cultural community, for our community.

As we already know that taking part in cultural activities and events are some best ways to make us feel good, we are looking for partners to run online projects inspired by the NHS 5 steps to mental well-being and delivered by Reading’s cultural sector.

These will all be hosted on our new digital streaming platform – Readingculturelive.co.uk (when live).

We’re offering funding of up to £2000 per application to support creative online projects created by individuals and organisations based in Reading.

Who is it for?

This funding is open to all arts, culture and heritage formats including but not exclusive to, dance, visual arts, theatre, music, storytelling, sculpture, design, fashion, poetry, film, cabaret, photography, crafts, literature, digital media, reminiscence and museums.

What does digital mean?

When we say digital what we mean is Youtube, zoom, websites – we are definitely open to ideas!

The deadline for the first round is the 8th of May.

The online cultural commissioning funding is provided by the Great Place Scheme, a national project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Historic England, designed to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of successful communities across England. Sixteen areas, including Reading, were chosen to pilot the new approach to enable cultural, community and civic organisations to work more closely together. Find out more about the Great Place Scheme at http://readingplaceofculture.org. The cultural commissioning funding provides up to £2000 per application to support online projects created by Reading-based artists and cultural organisations.

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Reading Culture Live – Arts, culture and heritage from Reading, delivered into your home