Programme for Regional Cultural Development
This programme was launched in 2015 on a pilot base, aiming at cultural decentralization and the development of local cultural identity through financing interdisciplinary local activities. Following its successful implementation, the programme was institutionalized in 2016. Activities implemented in the context of this programme should aim at reinforcing access to diverse cultural expressions in remote local communities and ensure a broad geographical representation from regions in Cyprus.
It provides financial support to local communities for the creation and production of local cultural activities. It therefore contributes to facilitating access to to diverse cultural expressions in local communities and encourages their participation in cultural life.
Through this programme it is expected that local communities will obtain a vibrant cultural life and the various local identities will be safeguarded and promoted as well. Moreover, it is expected that this measure will have a significant impact on social cohesion and on cultural participation in rural regions.