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Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

If you missed Take the Money and Run? – a discussion-packed day on ethics and arts funding – you also missed our sneak preview of Artwash the new book written by Mel Evans. Fear not! Mel recorded this short intro so you don’t have to miss out… 20 April 2015 is the fifth anniversary of...
We forced Tate to reveal BP secrets - now what?

We forced Tate to reveal BP secrets – now what?

Nearly three years after we first set out to find out how much BP gave Tate, the galleries  have finally revealed BP’s contribution between 1990-2006. The figures range between £150,000-£330,000 a year – even less than we expected. When I tried to lay the numbers out on a graph for comparison, it was hard to even get BP’s contribution to be visible...

Bigger pictures on arts issues: workers at the National Gallery and BP’s sponsorship of Tate

Letter on disclosure of Tate/BP sponsorship figures from Graham Bennett, Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.  

Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures

News  – www.bbc.co.uk

Does Tate really need to take BP’s sponsorship money?

Mark Brown, arts correspondent, The Guardian
Tate forced to reveal BP sponsorship details after 3-year legal battle

Tate forced to reveal BP sponsorship details after 3-year legal battle

Press release: Tate forced to reveal BP sponsorship details after 3-year legal battle Contact: Anna Galkina / [email protected] / @platformlondon Past BP sponsorship figures revealed, ranging between £150,000-£330,000 a year: around 0.5% of Tate’s budget. Minutes reveal Tate’s acknowledgement that “the reputational risk to Tate of retaining BP as a partner is significant.” Tate argued in court...

Tate/BP disclosure on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’

Interview by Samira Ahmed with Anna Galkina (Platform) and BBC arts editor Will Gompertz,  formerly of Tate Media

Tate’s BP sponsorship was £150,000 to £330,000 a year, figures show

Mark Brown, arts correspondence, The Guardian

Deadline day for Tate to disclose value of BP sponsorship

Mark Brown and Terry Macalister, The Guardian
Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Order Artwash for just £10 (RRP £12.99) UK postage or collect in person: Go to our shop for checkout and more options As major oil companies face continual public backlash, many have found it helpful to engage in “art washing”—donating large sums to cultural institutions to shore up their good name. But what effect does...
Sponsorship in the spotlight

Sponsorship in the spotlight

Article by Anna Galkina, originally published in Arts Professional On 22 December the UK Information Tribunal ruled Tate galleries must disclose the sums of BP sponsorship through the years 1990 to 2006, as well as some details of internal decision-making on the sponsorship deal. The Independent described the ruling as “embarrassing” and a “landmark victory” for campaigners...
Share price of BP falling - will Shell take over BP?

Share price of BP falling – will Shell take over BP?

As the London Stock Exchange opened at 09.00 on Tuesday, 16th December, BP’s shareprice was down to 365 pence. It was the bottom of a long slide from 448 pence on the 21st November and investors in the company looked concerned that BP was failing badly. Shares in BP have lost 25% of their value...