Reading’s Living Advent Calendar – call for creatives!

Article date
5 October 2018
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Call for artists - Living Advent in Reading, UKCall for Performers, Artists, Creatives, and Events for Reading’s Living Advent Calendar

Set aside the chocolate and take your Advent calendar experience to the next level with the super cool and quirky Reading Living Advent Calendar in support of local charities. Twenty four different events that truly represent Reading and its unique personality will entertain shoppers and families in the town centre this festive season. Acts will be matched up with local businesses to surprise and delight the community.

Do you have an act or event that you would like the team to consider?

Acts/events/performers/artists/creatives can do anything from musical performances to theatre, from storytelling to poetry, from films to shadowgraphy, from dance to craft making, from local history to folklore, from cookie decorating to live action game playing, and everything in between. There are no rules around who can and can’t apply, all we ask is that you enter with the spirit of having fun!

Key things to note:
  1. Activity will be 20-30 mins max.
  2. Activity will be delivered in the confines of a shop, café or business etc.
  3. Activity must be tech sufficient. That doesn’t mean you can’t have e.g. a mic etc, just that you’ll need to sort all that yourself!
Need funding?

There is a pot of funding! If you would like to apply for funding please fill in the application form. Applications for funding of up to £1,000 will be considered. However, the pot is limited so only a small number of applicants will be awarded the maximum.

Don’t need funding but would like to take part? Then fill out the same application form to be considered.

The deadline for applications is 17 October 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Steph Weller by emailing: