Amsterdam: Multicultural stage in Pniël church
In the Pniël church in the Bos en Lommer district, at the crossroads between the old and new west districts, a cultural centre is being created, together with a health centre. The cultural centre will offer a stage and a production facility, as well as production support for promising initiatives that represent a broad range of cultures.
The project has a threefold objective:
- Stimulating (cultural) entrepreneurship.
- Promoting interaction between different cultures.
- Promoting cultural participation.
The complex consists of a hall, office, artists' and studio space, small-scale exhibition areas and a cafe-restaurant. The intention is to stimulate exchange and interaction in a multicultural environment. Collaboration between the cultural foundation Stichting Multicultureel Podium Mozaïek, the city district Bos en Lommer, the Amsterdam association of General Practitioners and the housing corporation Het Oosten will give the Pniël church a new interpretation.
The spearheads within the Amsterdam programme document are:
- Improving the physical business environment.
- Stimulating entrepreneurship.
- Improving the job market.
- Socio-economic activation.
- Quality of life and social cohesion.
The expected effect is a self-supporting and profitable set-up and exploitation of the Pniël church, housing a multicultural stage with suitable programming, artists' studios and workshops.
URBAN II is an initiative of the European Commission. The aim is to support innovative projects in the field of urban regeneration in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The URBAN II projects will set an example for national urban policy. In the Netherlands, areas in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Heerlen have been allocated for the period 2000-2006. In Amsterdam the URBAN II programme is being carried out in eight neighbourhoods from four city districts (West binnen de Ring), with a total of 63,000 inhabitants.
European subsidy: € 590.756
Total cost: € 2.945.487
The local programme management, tel. +31 20 5812860
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