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Support for Cultural Events

Each year, the Merage Foundation provides funding to support the production of an array of cultural events in the Negev. The areas that receive funding for event producers and entrepreneurs include budgeting, professional production, public relations, graphic design and online marketing. All this is done in order to encourage varied cultural activity in the Negev and allow for cultural events and new and existing festivals to happen, enabling them to become established professionally over the years.

Among the outstanding cultural events that have taken place in the Negev with support from the Merage Foundation in recent years:

IndiNegev Festival at Mitzpe Gvulot, Desert Moon Nights Festival, Pa'amei Midbar Festival in Yerucham, Intimidbar Festival in Mitzpe Ramon, Animix Festival in Arad, Fringe Festival in Be'er Sheva, Arava Yoga Festival,   Holiday events in Hangar Adama in Mitzpe Ramon, Arava Film Festival in Tzukim, Cultural events at HaChalutz 33 in Beer Sheva, Spring Fair at Kibbutz Cramim and more.

The Merage Foundation believes that upgrading and enriching the cultural life of the Negev raises the quality of life for local residents and is an attraction for new residents. We invite you to enjoy a variety of these events, along with Israel's best artists.

Events that can submit an application for assistance are as follows:

Events that are designed for all residents of Israel, and will act as a magnet for local and general tourism

 Events that contribute significantly to the economy of the region where they will take place and will provide maximum exposure to the city/council

Events that are held with the support of the local authority, including budgetary support. The local authority will make available funds that are equal to the aid provided by the Foundation

 The Foundation's contribution will not exceed 50% of the total cost of the event

The Foundation is looking for niche events that will serve the branding of the Negev as a region with unique and interesting events

Assistance from the Foundation will be made available in one of two ways

  1. A Full Grant

> Assistance with the event's budget

> Professional production staff to guide and assist the local production

> PR

> Graphics

> Internet  Marketing

  1. Limited Support

> PR

> Internet Marketing

Interested in getting support for a unique cultural event that takes place in the Negev?

Register Here

Tourism Managers, tell us about special cultural events in your area

Register  Here

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