BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS

& THE CULTURAL BOYCOTT

BDS is a vital non-violent grassroots Palestinian movement that plays an essential role in the Palestinian community. It is often misunderstood internationally and we ask that you take the time to read about the movement and familiarise yourself with its aims,  principles and FAQs:

www.bdsmovement.net/cultural-boycott#guidelinest

 

ETHICAL FUNDING

If you need to apply for funding to make your reading or performance happen we ask that you consider the ethics of where you apply and to do not take funding from Israeli organisations or government.

 

NORMALISATION

In the Palestinian context, normalization refers to any activity that creates the impression that Israel is a state like any other and that Palestinians, the oppressed, and Israel, the oppressor, are both equally responsible for “the conflict”. Far from challenging the unjust status quo, such projects contribute to its endurance, are intellectually dishonest and should be boycotted.  For further reading: https://www.972mag.com/what-is-normalization/

 

ANTI-RASCIM AND INCLUISION

Our work and this project are embedded in the fight against anti-racism and for equlity and justice. We ask that all collaborators take this mission seriously by not only standing in solidarity with Palestinians but by making sure that they do everything possible to stand up to racism in their own communities and working dynamics including but not limited to islamophobia, anti-semitism, homophobia, sexism and white supremacy.

 

DEAF AND DISABLED INCLUSION

Access is a human right. We ask that you consider how your project can be assessable to deaf and disabled artists and audiences. Unlimited's Cards For Inclusion is brilliant: https://weareunlimited.org.uk/cards-for-inclusion/

Values & Principles