Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran Festival

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Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran, coming together to create a free cultural arts festival in Beirut
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Campaign successfully funded on: 15 Jul,2015

This project has been successfully funded with $18,426 (102%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran (Us, the Moon and the Neighbors) is a free, outdoor festival, open to any and everybody!

Neighbours far and wide, local and international artists, amateurs and professionals, children and adults alike, come together to transform an everyday Beirut neighbourhood into an enchanting backdrop where people from all walks of life come together to share and participate in quality artistic evenings.

Our forth edition is already in the making! 

Preparations are on the way for Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran 2015 that will take place on the 28, 29 and 30th of August, on the Vendome Staircase in Mar Mikhail (Beirut). Many organisations, structures and associations already responded positively to this initiative, organized by Collectif Kahraba, a lebanese non-profit cultural association.

This year our program will include over 40 artists, amateurs, and volunteers from Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, France, Spain, Italy and Germany, who will come together to turn stairs, balconies, windows, rooftops and gardens into stages for theatre, puppetry, storytelling, visual arts, music and contemporary dance.

We anticipate over 3000 spectators to attend this unique event.

It’s important to mention that this festival is not a profit generator. In fact, all our participants ( artists, organizers, designers, chefs, etc…)  offer their services, because they believe in the social importance of this one-of-a-kind experience. 

And here is where you come in!

Your contribution is vital as there are a lot of inescapable expenses (believe us, we’ve tried) that need to be covered. We need to reach our set goal to simply:


First Goal: 9000$

  • ·  Buy and rent technical equipment for the various performances. Every evening we have different performances running at the same time that require their own sound and light…and this doesn’t run cheap.
  • ·  Hire some extra hands for technical duties. We are very crafty, but there are some specific jobs we are simply not qualified to do.
  • ·  Bring the foreign artists to Lebanon! We need to purchase airfare and provide our guests with accommodation.


Second goal 12000$

  • · Cover material needs to construct scenographies and set-up visual art exhibitions. Whenever we can, we use recycled materials, but when you’re printing out photographs for an outdoor event, it isn’t that simple.


Third goal: 15000$

  • · Fund the communication campaign. It is necessary that we give the festival the exposure it deserves. A lot of heart and effort goes into making this event happen and we want people to share and experience it with us.

Fourth goal: 18 000$

  • ·  Build an archive. We need to fund the material requirements to document the event in order to leave a trace for others to get inspired.
  • · Offer hearty meals to 40 people for 12 days! Lunch and dinnertime are actually very important to us! They are special moments where we meet on a personal level, network, share our thoughts and begin to collectively dream of future projects.



If you cannot support Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran financially, there are a number of other ways that you can get involved:


After three successful runs, the importance of this festival is only made more evident. In a divided and tense social context, it is essential that Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran succeed in continuing to build bridges and to create links between different members and participants of our society. We need to nurture imagination, curiosity and authenticity, in order to make manifest a culture of peace and diversity.

Because it is important to offer quality performances for free.
Because it is essential to share moments of beauty amongst family and community.
Because live art is a beautiful space for encounters and living together.
Because art and culture are two necessary ingredients for human dignity and the building of our societies.

We welcome you to come take part!







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Collectif Kahraba Collectif Kahraba is a performing arts company comprised of artists from different backgrounds that are engaged in the artistic scene in Lebanon. Our network of actors, writers, film and stage directors, photographers, puppeteers and dancers has progressively formed…

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  Rewards

$20 or more
→    A THANK YOU ON FACEBOOK

660 Available

Gets you a personal “Thank You” on Collectif Kahraba’s Facebook page and a cup of Tante Mimi’s Lemonade served during the festival.
$50 or more
→    A POSTCARD OF THE FESTIVAL

260 Available

Gets you a postcard of the festival from a limited edition, plus a cup of Tante Mimi’s Lemonade served during the festival.
$70 or more
→    3 POSTCARDS OF THE FESTIVAL

194 Available

Gets you all of the above plus a set of three postcards of the festival.
$100 or more
→    POSTCARDS AND FOOD

127 Available

Gets you all of the above plus two food coupons for one of our neighbours specialities - Samira’s Tabbouleh, Nawal’s Mannoucheh OR Eva’s Itche - and two cups of Tante Mimi’s Lemonade served during the festival.
$200 or more
→    A MOUNTED ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPH

60 Available

Gets you all of the above plus a mounted artistic photograph of the festival take by one of the participating artists.
$500 or more
→    BENEFACTOR

24 Available

Gets you all of the above plus a mention as an art benefactor in the printed booklet of the festival for supporting an additional tour of performances by Collectif Kahraba for those that cannot make the festival (e.g. Children’s Hospitals).
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