Benjamin Law resigns from Sydney Festival board amid review into Israeli sponsorship
He took to social media on Saturday, saying his resignation was an act of his alone, and that he was sorry for the position artists were put in.
“While I can’t speak for the board or the festival, I am personally sorry to Sydney festival artists and arts workers that you were put in a position where you may have had to choose between your work and values, or thrust into conversations for which you may have felt unprepared,” Law said in a long statement.
“Many of you were confronted with a lose-lose proposition. On one hand: perform and be criticised for apparently standing alongside a foreign government whose money you never touched. On the other: withdraw and lose vital work in a period that has been shattering for you …
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