Does place inform art? Does art inform place?
What is the art that we produce and present saying about our communities? What cultural identities do we embrace and promote?
In Israel in 2018, the relationship between the artistic community and the state is a power struggle. A presenter, producer and artist striving to respond to the community in which they operate must constantly ask themselves who is the community with whom they want to communicate?
In her role as Director of International Relations and Development at the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv*, Sigal Cohen uses art as a tool to enable creative spaces to grow and encourage people to overcome political and social barriers.
*Sigal is now the CEO of the Avshalom Pollak Dance Theatre .