Salaam Cinema

Associate Member

Salaam Cinema

Salaam cinema is a community based cinema and art space, run by a team of creatives to create social awareness through artistic practices and build bridges between communities, social classes and cultures.

The team has a horizontal organizational structure and operates the space by the fundamental principles of inclusivity, equality and diversity.


– Offer quality programming of creative films, performances, exhibitions & educational events
– Support local film-making and film history. The cinema’s audience gets the chance to discover new Azerbaijani films and rediscover movies which have written the Azerbaijani film history.
– Support local artists and encourage community collaboration
– Draw inspiration from the city and activate the local urban vision
– Create opportunities for young creative to develop personal skills
– Build and exchange collective knowledge through non-formal education and experiential processes

What makes the organisation unique?

Salaam Cinema is unique due to their practices of commoning; establishing a safe space for isolated groups in conservative societies; fostering an environment for the personal development of women & lgbtqi+ members; film & artistic programming that focuses on films from the region and increasing representation of women & lgbtqi+.

What TEH projects are they a part of?

Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities

  • Facilities
  • Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300)
  • Outdoor stage
  • Factory Multifunction Hall
  • Garden
  • Courtyard
  • Art Gallery
  • Co-working Space
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose Space
  • Meeting Room
  • Workshop room
  • Cinema
  • Artists Studio
  • Rehearsal or Practice Room

  • Work areas
  • MusicNotesSimple Music
  • Theatre / Performance
  • Dance
  • MaskHappy Visual Arts
  • Multimedia and interactive Arts
  • Leaf Ecology and Sustainability
  • Democratic and civil society development
  • Palette Art residencies
  • Movie Film
  • Crafts
  • Community and Relational Arts
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Architecture and Urbanism

  • Activities
  • Research
  • Production
  • Leaf Distribution
  • Exhibition and Programming
  • Education and Training
  • Financing and grant making
  • National advocacy

  • Former use of space
  • Religious Building
  • Utilities and Communication Infrastructure

  • TEH Membership