Reading’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Programme is offering funding to community groups and organisations from the Oxford Road to develop new creative projects with local people to celebrate the history and diverse cultures of the Oxford Road.
What is important to us is that local communities are involved in the design and delivery of the HSHAZ Cultural Programme projects, and that the programme reaches people who not normally have this kind of creative opportunity. Projects need to offer local community members the opportunity to take part in creative and cultural activities together that:
Our definition of creative and cultural activities is broad it can be music, photography, singing, drama, spoken word, creative writing, dance and movement, painting, craft, ceramics, sculpture, film or a mixture of two creative and cultural activities.
The application process is in two stages. Stage 1 is a short Expression of Interest. If successful at stage 1 applicants will be invited to stage 2 application and will be required to develop their project idea further and submit a
Support from Culture Mix, a respected Reading based cultural organisation, with stage 2 applications is available.
We have tried to make the process as accessible as possible, so there are two ways to apply at this stage: by completing the Expression of Interest Form or by sending us a short video or audio recording of your answers to the questions on the form (no longer than 4 mins) to HSHAZ@reading.gov.uk.