Funding from Migros Culture Percentage Basel

Publikum blickt auf eine beleuchtete Konzertbühne

Through the Migros Culture Percentage, Migros Cooperative Basel is able to fund a wide range of different initiatives.

Migros Basel is able to support, fund and sustain projects, events and activities of a cultural, social, educational, leisure or economic nature. The prerequisite is that the institutions, organisations and clubs applying for funding are not self-sustaining, nor are they publicly financed, profit-making or commercially active.

Making an application

Applications for support must be submitted in writing at least four weeks prior to the event or start of the project. All relevant information – including contact details, a description of the project, a detailed budget and the support being sought – must be provided with the application.

As a rule we will not support:

  • Events/projects that have already taken place 
  • Late applications
  • General running costs
  • Occasions/projects of a religious nature or with a sectarian background
  • Projects taking place outside of Switzerland
  • Exhibitions
  • Construction or renovation projects
  • Benefit events for overseas aid projects
  • (Private) individuals (e.g. grants/sponsorship)
  • Carnival activities
  • Contributions towards the production costs of plays, films, books, recordings etc.  
  • Top-class sport and team sponsorship
  • Events related to degrees and dissertations 
  • General assemblies, conferences and lecture series

Receiving a grant

Migros Basel examines the applications for support in regular commission meetings. There is no entitlement to support, given that there is a limit to the funds available to Migros Basel each year – in contrast to the numbers of applications that may be received.

Apply for funding

The dossier on your project can be sent either by email kulturprozent@migrosbasel.ch or by post to the following address:

Migros Basel
Postfach 3643
4002 Basel


Supported projects


Em Bebbi sy Jazz

The «Em Bebbi sy Jazz» jazz festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Basel city centre every year.

Ein Schauspieler und eine Schauspielerin auf der Arena-Bühne vor Publikum

Arlecchino summer theatre

Theater Arlecchino stages a play for children every year in the summer holidays in the Park im Grünen Grün 80 arena.

Junge Menschen stehen zusammen und diskutieren

Luststreifen Film Festival Basel

The Luststreifen Film Festival provides a platform for international films about queer feminism.

Ein Künstler liest aus einem Buch vor.  Bildcredits: © Timea Lütte

© Timea Lütte

Literatur Open Air Liestal

The Literatur Open Air Liestal festival comprises readings, poetry slams and literary evenings for literature fans.