Having been on the air every year since 1956, Eurovision is the world's longest-running television competition, uniting Europe and others around the world in the spirit of music and cultural exchange. This year's Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Israel, was another massive success; with over 200 million viewers from around the world watching the finale, which was broadcast live from Tel Aviv. —
In the face of attempts by proponents of a cultural boycott of Israel to derail Eurovision 2019, Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) worked to ensure the competition's success. CCFP rallied the entertainment industry behind Eurovision in Tel Aviv, launching a statement that was signed onto by more than 100 leading entertainment industry artists and professionals, including Sharon Osbourne, Stephen Fry, Gene Simmons, Scooter Braun, and Rachel Riley. They decried attempts by the boycott movement to turn the competition into a weapon of division, when it is meant to be a tool of unity.
It is in this same spirit that the organization is announcing the launch of their new blog, which will explore the power of the arts to strengthen the bonds between different communities, focusing on what unites people in the face of so much divisiveness that exists in the world today. The goal is to build a creative community united in peace, which rises above racial, national, religious, and political divides in order to embrace inclusiveness and diversity through art and culture.
"We created this new blog with the express purpose of promoting the power of music, film, television, sport, and other forms of artistic and cultural expression, to bring people of all backgrounds and cultures together," said Ari Ingel, Director of CCFP.
The site will feature guest blogs by artists from Israel and around the world, profiles of artistic and cultural projects which bring people of diverse communities together, examinations of the issues surrounding the attempted cultural boycott of Israel and other infringements of artistic freedom around the world, and more.
About Creative Community For Peace:
Creative Community for Peace represents a cross-section of the creative world dedicated to promoting music and the arts as a bridge to peace, while supporting artistic freedom and countering the cultural boycott of Israel. The organization understands the power that music, film, and television have in bringing people of all backgrounds together and believe in artists and their ability to affect lives and effect change.
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