The KulturCommunity Basel initiative aims to make the cultural offerings in the canton of Basel more accessible. With the help of Basel institutions, cultural establishments and partners such as Caritas beider Basel, the Swiss Red Cross and Quartiertreffpunkte Basel, it provides free offers that enable people in precarious living situations to take part in cultural experiences and meet others. KulturCommunity also publicizes the numerous free offers in Basel that already exist for refugees, asylum seekers and those affected by poverty: free offers for refugees and asylum seekers, “Visit a museum together” and “Go to a cultural event together”.
Free offers for refugees and asylum seekers
A number of institutions and cultural establishments in Basel have free offers for refugees and asylum seekers. These offers are usually available to anyone with a residence permit with the N, F or B status and supplemental “refugee status” who lives in Basel city or the surrounding region. Please present your ID at the ticket office.
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Group offers: Visit a museum together
“Visit a museum together” is devoted to bringing people together at Basel’s museums. The partners of the KulturCommunity listed here provide their members with special offers for group visits or tandem visits with refugees, asylum seekers and those affected by poverty.
Are you already a partner of the KulturCommunity and are you planning a group visit to a museum? Reserve a KulturCommunity pass through the Culture Department. (Please fill out and bring the following form when picking up your pass: loan form for museum passes.) These passes can be used by accompanying persons, tandem partners or those affected by poverty. Refugees and asylum seekers residing in Basel city or the surrounding region also enjoy free admission to most Basel museums: please simply present your residence permit with the N, F or B status (with supplemental “refugee status”) at the ticket office.
Group offers: Go to a cultural event together
“Go to a cultural event together” allows people to share experiences at Basel's cultural institutions (theater, music, dance, literature, etc.). The partners of the KulturCommunity listed here provide their members with special offers for group visits or tandem visits with refugees, asylum seekers and those affected by poverty. As a partner, you will be informed 2-3 months in advance of each event via email. Ticket requests are accepted by email and tickets are sent via post to the respective partners to distribute to participants in a timely manner.
“Be there – no matter your income”
“Be there – no matter your income” is the motto behind the Caritas beider Basel's KulturLegi as well as many other initiatives in Basel and Switzerland. Caritas beider Basel regularly raffles off tickets for selected events and exhibitions in the region to KulturLegi card holders on behalf of KulturCommunity Basel. Platforms like kreti & pleti and the association Solidaria also provide reduced-price and free offers for Basel residents with low or no income.