‘Just a miss’: Sydney festival chair apologises after Israeli embassy sponsorship sparks boycott

David Kirk admits he was unaware of deal until he noticed the Israeli government logo on the program in November

Sydney festival chair, David Kirk, has described the board’s failure to grasp the potential ramifications of accepting funding from the Australian Israeli embassy, which sparked a mass walk out of artists, as “just a miss”.

In an interview with Guardian Australia on Thursday, Kirk issued a public apology, saying he regrets the distress to artists that the controversy over the sponsorship decision had caused.

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Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jan/13/just-a-miss-sydney-festival-chair-apologises-after-israeli-embassy-sponsorship-sparks-boycott

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