We are deeply concerned by Sydney Festival’s refusal to sever its ties to the apartheid regime of Israel, despite urgent calls from a cross section of artists and organisations. The Festival has made the decision to accept funding from the Embassy of Israel, making the embassy a Star Partner.
As artists who work and create on unceded land, we are committed to justice for Indigenous peoples everywhere, from so-called Australia to Palestine. As such, we urge Sydney Festival to drop its partnership with the Israeli Embassy as a matter of conscience.
Israel has long used culture and the arts to cloak its atrocities against the Palestinian people. For Palestinians everywhere, the freedom to speak, perform, critique, and express is suppressed daily by the Israeli regime and its machinery. In the same breath as claiming to care about the arts and promoting culture through such partnerships as this one, the Israeli state continues to dispossess, persecute, and punish artists like poets Dareen Tatour and Mohammed El Kurd and cartoonist Hafez Omar for daring to speak out against its violence.
Palestinians are subjected to a catalogue of abuses including land theft and property seizures, home demolitions, restrictions on free movement, the ethnic cleansing of whole neighbourhoods, violent repression of protest through use of unlawful force, and torture of detainees. Additionally, Israeli forces often attack cultural institutions, disrupt events, and destroy archives. The state of Israel prevents Palestinians from pursuing their right to artistic and cultural expression, subjecting an entire population to material and symbolic forms of violence.
In response to the concerns raised by artists and community members, Sydney Festival has claimed to be a “non-political” organisation. This statement is disingenuous. Existing on stolen land is political. Making art is political. The Sydney Festival Star Partnership with the Israeli Embassy serves to artwash the Israeli regime’s violent control over the lives of Palestinians and enables the apartheid state to continue to breach the human rights of Palestinians with impunity. Accepting funding from a settler-colonial apartheid regime is political.
The Festival states it will use the $20,000 sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy to support Sydney Dance Company’s production of Decadence by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. We ask: Is that how much the silence, erasure and oppression of Palestinians is worth?
Sydney Festival has created a culturally unsafe space for Palestinians, artists, organisations, Arabic-speaking communities, supporters of Palestine, and everyone who stands against racism and colonialism. In light of this, the Festival’s own supposed commitment to inclusivity feels hollow.
Sydney Festival has left us no choice but to withdraw from the Festival and call on others to boycott. We cannot be complicit in the oppression of Palestinians or any other people for that matter. We will not perform in or attend a Festival where the Israeli regime rainbow-coloured logo is used to artwash the violence, ethnic cleansing, and crimes inflicted upon the Palestinian people.
Palestinian civil society has called for a cultural boycott of the Israeli regime, inspired by the boycott of apartheid South Africa and their struggle for freedom. Artists, authors, creators, and performers the world over have played a critical role in this collective act of solidarity and resistance, speaking out and taking action in support of the boycott movement. In doing so, they have exposed the ongoing injustices against the Palestinian people.
Artistic and creative spaces must amplify Indigenous voices and subvert colonial narratives – not reproduce settler-colonial violence. Together we must build safe artistic and creative platforms and use them in pursuit of freedom and justice for all. Solidarity is a practice and an ongoing commitment.
We, the undersigned Palestinian artists, writers, allies and friends invite you to join us now, at this critical juncture, in the struggle for Palestinian freedom. We call on artists, arts workers, organisations and affiliates to withdraw their participation in the Sydney Festival until it ceases its ties with the Embassy of Israel.
The undersigned individuals and organisations,
Amy McQuire, Darumbal and South Sea Islander Writer and Academic Barkaa, Hip Hop Artist Miriam Margolyes, UK-Based British-Australian Actress Randa Abdel-Fattah, Author and Academic Paula Abood, Writer, Creative Producer, Cultural Worker Michael Mohammed Ahmed, Author and Sweatshop Literacy Movement Nazeem Hussain, Comedian Sliman Mansour, Jerusalem-Based Palestinian Artist Maissa Alameddine, Artist, Arab Theatre Studio Jumana Bayeh, Academic, Arab Theatre Studio Alissar Chidiac, Artist, Arab Theatre Studio Matt Chun, Artist and Co-Editor of The Sunday Paper Hazem Shammas, Actor Lowkey, UK-Based Hip Hop Artist Saleh Bakri, Palestine-Based Actor Mahmood Bakri, Palestine-Based Actor Majdala Khoury, Palestine-Based Set Designer Adam Bakri, Palestine-Based Actor Behrouz Boochani, Author and Cultural Dramaturg Jennine Khalik, Writer and Content Producer Sara Saleh, Poet and Writer Remi Kanazi, US-Based Poet Françoise Vergès, Institute of Africa Skinner Myers, Filmmaker Natasha Lampard, Director, Webstock Omid Tofighian, University of Sydney Issa Assaad, Performer, Marrugeku Denise Wilson, Marrugeku Natalie Smith, Producer, Marrugeku Tim Levinson, Urthboy Isabelle Farah, Writer, Performer Aliya Ahmad, Communications and Media Director, Democracy in Colour Arwa Abousamra, Writer, Interpreter Amani Haydar, Writer and Visual Artist Jeff Sparrow, Writer Jake Lynch, Academic and Author Tim Sauter, Audio Technician Hannah Crane, Stage Manager Zeina Iaali, Artist and Refugee Art Project Sara Mansour, Poet and Bankstown Poetry Slam Co-Founder Nancy Stern, Associate Professor, The City College of New York, CUNY Rawan Arraf, Lawyer Jamie Dunbar, Artist Vyvienne Abla, Director and Artist Manager Sarah Ghassali, Filmmaker Elsa Tuet-Rosenberg, Director at Hue Sarah Ayoub, Author and Academic Anthony Morgan, Comedian Doug Cronin, Our Race Samia Sayed, Artist and Writer Winnie Dunn, General Manager, Sweatshop Literacy Movement Antony Loewenstein, Independent Journalist, Author and Filmmaker Abdul-Rahman Abdullah Aiya Sakr, Poet Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Author Omar Sakr, Poet Christopher Stoneking, Musician (C.W. 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