Reading CAN is a new Culture and Arts network facilitated by Readipop and Jelly and supported by Artswork as the Arts Council Bridge organisation for the South East.The purpose of the network is to bring artists, arts and cultural organisations together to coordinate and improve Reading’s cultural offer for children and young people. With a shrinking Reading Borough Council’s arts development team, arts education posts and wider support from Creative Partnerships etc we feel there is a great need to coordinate our efforts in order to avoid wasteful replication of work and end up with local arts organisation missing out on local opportunities to bigger, outside organisations with better marketing budgets. We hope Reading CAN will be a useful resource for artists, organisations, schools and youth organisations and help us access and share in funding that we may otherwise miss.
Events to date:
Missed an event? You can download meeting notes here:
April 18th, Launch Event meeting notes
May 23rd, Reading CAN Open Space Networking Event (notes to be added)
June 27th 1-3pm Arts Award in the Real World – for people leading organisations, how to make it work for you
June 27th 3.30-7pm Arts Award ‘Discover’ and ‘Explore’ Training – for people
More info will be shared via the facebook page – www.facebook.com/pages/Reading-CAN/155242104634833