Artists call to scrap ministry prize for ‚Zionist‘ works

06.12.2011                      10.Kislev. 5772                       Gebet für Regen

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Artists call to scrap ministry prize for 'Zionist' works

Choreographers and other artists say a prize in the Zionism field is controversial, as its criteria do not pertain solely to artistic quality.

Hundreds of dancers, authors, filmmakers and other artists have signed a petition calling to cancel the NIS 50,000 prize initiated by Culture Minister Limor Livnat intended to "reflect Zionist values and history" and give the prize money to "the meager coffer supporting free artistic work in Israel".
The artists say a prize in the Zionism field is controversial, as its criteria do not pertain solely to artistic quality….