The aim of the support is to expand the cinema network in Finland to towns of 50 000 or more inhabitants that do not have a cinema or other facilities suitable for the public presentation of different art forms. Support may be granted for expenses incurred in setting up a new cinema and equipment purchases (satellite links, faster broadband connections etc.) that enable the screening of other cultural content in addition to films. Collaborating with regional authorities is incouraged. Support may also be granted for the networking and collaboration projects of private and art house cinemas that promote the availability and visibility of diverse programming.