A Cinema Near You
A Cinema Near You (CNY) is a two year development programme which aims to improve access to screen and cinema provision in Scotland, targeting those communities where the need is greatest, and where the benefits may be most significant.
They have an inclusive definition of local cinema, covering a spectrum that extends from DVD-based community groups to full-time, multi-screen cinemas showing new releases.
They believe that local cinema should be: open and accessible, engaged with its community, committed to embracing diversity, and part of a wider cultural ecology. This will be a unique opportunity for a wide range of sectors — community development, housing, town centre regeneration, health and wellbeing, local government and leisure trusts — to explore and develop new access to the big screen experience.
Geographical areas funded: Scotland
- Type of funding:
- Grant, Staff time, Other resources
- Type of cost:
Who can apply
They will welcome expressions of interest from anyone thinking of starting any form of screening provision. Applicants may range from community groups to local authorities or culture and leisure trusts, and screening provision could range from (but is not limited to) film societies to multi-screen cinemas.
When to apply
Funding awards can now be made up till September 30 2021, and funded activity can continue until December 31 2021.
How to apply
A Cinema Near You is not a conventional funding scheme. They aim to work closely with applicants to devise and agree the most appropriate, bespoke, programme of activity and funding. Complete the Expression of Interest form to get started.
Activites funded: Arts & culture
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