Funding available for online arts and culture projects in Reading

RCL Logo 002Artists and cultural organisations in Reading can now apply for funding for online projects which will be hosted on a new virtual cultural venue, Reading Culture Live, to be launched on 8th May 2020.

The funding is provided by Reading Place of Culture, a programme of activity run by Reading Borough Council, Reading UK and the University of Reading. Up to £2000 per application is available to support creative online projects created by individuals and organisations based in Reading.

Reading Culture Live will provide Reading residents with the opportunity to take part in and enjoy activities and events created by artists and cultural organisations within Reading’s own cultural community.

Reading UK’s Executive Director, Nigel Horton-Baker, said: “With cultural venues closed and Reading artists struggling to find a public outlet for their work, we are investing in a new live digital arts website to help them showcase their creativity alongside new grant funding to support the making of new cultural work for the platform.

“Taking part in cultural activities and events boosts mental and physical wellbeing, so Reading Culture Live’s new digital streaming platform is a great way to support our communities and keep spirits high during isolation and social distancing by providing access to Reading’s vibrant cultural scene.”

The 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.

The Reading Place of Culture programme is funded by the Great Places Scheme, which is a national project managed by the Arts Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.

The deadline for the first round is 8th May 2020. To find out more and apply for funding>>>


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