Publish Date: 6/11/2017
In a moving and festive ceremony, Minister of Culture and Sports, MK Miri Regev, awarded Be'er-Sheva with the prize for Culture for the year 2017, with the local authorities from the city. The prize was awarded at a ceremony held at the "Nalaga'at" Center in Jaffa.
The award was accepted by the Mayor of Be'er-Sheva, Ruvik Danilovich, the Director General of "Kivunim," Shlomi Numa, and the Head of the Cultural Administration at "Kivunim," Yair Nagid.
The Mayor of Be'er-Sheva, Rubik Danilovich, said: "The recognition of the city of Be'er-Sheva for the cultural prize is much more than just a token of appreciation. It is a statement of a metropolitan city, the capital of the Negev, which does not believe in existing formulas, we disregard existing templates and frameworks. We believe in a different view, we created the Cultural Center for our artists so they can create and continue to be original."
Thanks to a big dream, full of passion, shared by our wonderful professionals, mostly young men and women, Be'er-Sheva has become a bustling, vibrant, surprising and exciting city with incredible theater, music, dance, film, visual arts and creative writing. There have been unique galleries and state-of-the-art museums established. Their imaginative vision and enthusiasm has helped put Be'er Sheva on the map.
Be'er-Sheva, the capital of opportunities for Israel, invests vast resources and budgets in order to improve the quality of life of its residents. Of the most prominent and significant examples of this can be seen in its cultural institutions and the development of rich leisure activities therein. Each year, the city produces and initiates dozens of events, performances, festivals and street parties, creating fun and interesting experiences in public spaces for the diverse populations in the Negev.
The success is the result of cooperation with cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and public institutions, who together with us embarked on the magical cultural journey, full of surprises and innovations.
Our thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Culture and Sport, to MK Miri Regev, and to the professionals who found us worthy of the "Culture Prize," and especially for encouraging creativity and allocating budgets to promote and develop culture and art in Be'er-Sheva and throughout the Negev."