Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities
Call for proposals
The Commission is launching a 2M € call for proposals to create innovative cultural hubs around cinema theatres, notably in areas where there is limited cinema and cultural infrastructure.
Taking into account the role of cinemas for local communities, this action should test new ways of support for the creation of innovative cultural venues and empower cinemas to innovate and play a more important role in their local communities. This action will support audience development activities encouraging cinemas to provide access not only to audiovisual content, but also to other cultural content and services, as well as educational activities and/or entertainment activities for young audiences.
The preparatory action will test new cinema-going experiences, while taking into account local audiences’ needs, and will focus on:
Testing new ways of rethinking the cinema experience and creating innovative cultural venues;
Audience development and building communities through interactive experiences;
Supporting cinema equipment and digitisation.
Picture: Budascoop, Buda Kunstencentrum, 2nd Europa Cinemas Innovation Prize