Following a rigorous selection process, the first projects to benefit from Reading Place of Culture funding to create new work to be aired on the new Reading Culture Live streaming site have been announced.

Reading Culture Live is a programme of activity run by Reading UK, Reading Borough Council and the University of Reading and funded by the Great Places Scheme.

The projects funded include:-

  • Richard Bentley
  • Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • faa (fight against aids) society
  • Real Time
  • Culture Mix
  • Jelly
  • Strike Up Theatre
  • @madebytamalia
  • Reading Refugee Support Group
  • Reside Dance
  • Outrider Anthems

More details of the individual projects and transmission dates will be released once the site goes live.

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.