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05.17.2016

CULTURAL START-UP OF THE WEEK: Scopalto

To pursue our online cultural entrepreneur series, the Forum d’Avignon would like to introduce: Scopalto, an online kiosque dedicated to cultural magazines, that also have a printed version.

What is your project/idea/start-up?

Scopalto.com is an online kiosque dedicated to cultural magazines, that also have a printed version. Our project is to give access as many magazines as possible - in various universes such as design, contemporary art, literature, cinema, architecture, music, … - but also to offer the discovery of new magazines, authors, illustrators, photographers. We also wish to get a new lease of life to disappeared magazines. In that case we digitise the archival issues to offer them a rebirth. Lately we opened our website to international magazines et we are really proud to greet editors from New-Zealand, Sweden, Canada...

What is your current challenge?

We launched a specific offer for libraries and multimedia libraries as we would like magazines to find the place they deserve in those reading and discovering places. Our challenge is twice as it concerns supply and demands. Therefore our ambition is to have the most representative and creative cultural magazines of each country and fit in the maximum of libraries, multimedia libraries, universities...

For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur?

Nowadays, the cultural area is difficult; innovators must be moved by desire and passion. This is something we can feel with young editors, who are permanently searching for new models and new means of distribution. They are moved by a huge energy. We have the same desire to share with the greatest number of people this wonderful cultural heritage.

Photo credit © Scopalto

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The web series : we’re interviewing cultural start-ups – Contact us!

As part of its web series on cultural entrepreneurship, the Forum d’Avignon is proud to present each week exciting stories on cultural start-ups.

This project is part of the Forum d’Avignon’s on-going work, in line with its 2015 agenda, on the ‘hybridization of economic models in cultural and on the manifesto on cultural entrepreneurship in creative industries (to be published soon).

To participate and promote your cultural start-up on the Forum d’Avignon’s website: please send to the address forum-avignon.org@orange.fr:

  • A photo (website/founders/logo) in HD
  • A video link presenting your project
  • A short answer (2-3 lines, in English and French) to the following three questions:

                        - What is your project/idea/start-up?

                        - What is your current challenge?

                        - For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur