Access to Culture through digital means

Ministry of Education, Culture Sports and Youth
Cyprus Theatre Organisation
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
Rialto Theatre
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Access to culture via digital means is a way to achieve both audience development as well as to reach out to broader public. In Cyprus certain initiatives have been developed in recent years, particularly during the pandemic COVID19. More specifically, the Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Rialto Theatre, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, broadcasted online selected performances for free. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth (Cultural Services), with the technical support of the Cinema section, provided funding and presented online 50 short films made by Cypriot filmmakers during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

In addition, various other cultural organisations, such as the A.G. Leventis Gallery, made available to the public all its previous exhibitions, organised virtual tours in the museum. Moreover, the educational activities of the museum took place online. Furthermore, Rialto Theatre, which is a major performing arts venue, is promoting both live cultural events as well as transmitting digital performances. In this context, Rialto joined the National Theatre Live which is an exciting initiative of the Royal National Theatre in London to broadcast live performances of the best of British theatre to cinemas and movie theatres around the world. Moreover, Rialto theatre broadcasts performances from the Metropolitan Opera, through the program's screenings <>.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

- Broader outreach
- Contribution to the quality of life and people's well-being during the pandemic, while on lockdown

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts
Performing Arts