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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.

Press release from Ministry of Culture

SEK 25 million to cinemas outside metropolitan areas

Published

The Government proposes investing SEK 25 million per year during the period 2016–2019 in strengthening smaller cinemas in rural areas and small towns. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.

“Cinemas outside the metropolitan areas are important if we are to have a dynamic cultural life throughout the country. This proposal can improve the finances of existing cinemas and increase the chances of more cinemas opening,ˮ says Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke.

A dynamic cultural life is a key part of democracy. Cinemas are very important as a cultural meeting place and for the distribution and screening of films throughout the country.

Despite positive developments thanks to digitisation, cinemas in rural areas and small towns face major financial challenges. Financial margins are narrow and these businesses are often run fully or partially by volunteers.

 The funds will be allocated by the Swedish Film Institute.

Contact

Kristoffer Talltorp
Press Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.

Budget Bill for 2016

On 21 September the Government submitted its proposal for the central government budget to the Riksdag.