ERDF success story : a cultural centre in Lille

September 14, 2017

Hat: ERDF success story : a cultural centre in Lille

Funding Scheme: 2017-09-14

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


A former french farm in Lille, that was transformed into a cultural centre continues to operate 13 years after it became one of the 12 ‘Maisons Folies’ in Europe. It demonstrates the value ERDF funding can bring to local communities.


Originally designed to be temporary exhibition spaces, the Maisons Folies are still in use today. It was redeveloped to host shows, exhibitions, performances and innovative projects. These include the Tour de Chauffe festival which supports amateur contemporary music. The restorations cost 3,1 million euro in total, with the ERDF contributing for 40 %.

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