Call for proposals 2019 - Preparatory Action "Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities" CNECT/I.3/2019/4513255 Closed!


This action will test the added-value of creating innovative cultural hubs around cinema theatres, notably in areas where there is limited cinema and cultural infrastructure and therefore limited provision of cultural goods and services.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • cross-border cooperation projects among cinema operators, as well as between cinema and other cultural organisations (such as museums, art galleries, libraries, film archives, performance spaces such as concert halls, theatres, etc.; these partnerships could be joined by VOD platforms etc.);
  • curated and diverse cinema programming of at least 60% of European content (mainly from EU countries) from different genres and formats, embodying European cultural diversity; the programming should present a strong cultural value and might include among others: feature films, TV series, animation, documentaries, heritage films, short formats or innovative content like VR);
  • education activities (including debates, creative workshops and co-creation) on topics such as cinema, new audiovisual technologies (VR, cross media etc.) and other cultural activities or performing arts;
  • activities meant to attract audiences to the cinema, cultivate new audiences and enhance their experience (i.e.: introducing more social elements and leisure elements by cooperating with cafés, concert or sports halls, video gaming etc.);
  • supporting cinema equipment and digitisation to adapt to audience needs, provided that this is necessary for the implementation of the action and creation of innovative and more diverse cultural hub experience;
  • promotion and communication activities related to the action;
  • actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • financial support to third parties

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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