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When Art Meets Activism. As Tate faces the Information Tribunal over BP sponsorship, is there a line between art and ethics?

Interview with Kevin Smith (Platform) and Hannah Davey (Liberate Tate)
Open letter: BP can't buy our silence

Open letter: BP can’t buy our silence

Today’s Times has published an open letter from Mark Rylance, Naomi Klein, Nnimmo Bassey, Matthew Herbert, and 215 artists, actors, arts managers, musicians, frontline activists, campaigners, and scientists, arguing: We cannot afford another five years of BP-branded culture. Last Thursday BP announced the renewal of its flagship sponsorship programme. Its partners, this time: British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal...

‘Art & Activism, Water & Oil, Then & Now’

2 articles by Platform in ‘The Environment’ magazine, Sept 2013 (CIWEM) 1st by Jane Trowell on 30 years of Platform, 2nd by Kevin Smith ‘The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty business’ on oil sponsorship of the arts
Infographic: Culture Clash - Arts & Oil Money

Infographic: Culture Clash – Arts & Oil Money

Download as a pdf At the end of 2011, BP announced a £10 million sponsorship deal for four of London’s flagship cultural institutions over a five year period. The Culture Clash infographic shows pie charts of the four institutions – Tate, British Museum, Royal Opera House and the National Portrait gallery and breaks down their...
The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty businesses

The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty businesses

Kevin Smith writing in the September 2013 issue of CIWEM’s ‘The Environment’ magazine says oil companies are sponsoring our most respected cultural institutions as part of a cynical PR campaign. You can download the pdf here or browse the article online below.
Extent of oil money in the arts revealed by new research and infographic

Extent of oil money in the arts revealed by new research and infographic

Oil money only ‘tiny sliver’ in comparison to overall incomes New research from oil industry watchdog Platform today has revealed how small the amount of oil money going into UK arts institutions compared to their overall budgets. At the end of 2011, BP announced a £10 million sponsorship deal for four of London’s flagship cultural...
Cameron slammed for more North Sea oil support & subsidies

Cameron slammed for more North Sea oil support & subsidies

Despite the UK pledging to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in 2012 along with other G20 nations, Cameron is announcing a whole new package of political support to the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Letter in Evening Standard on fossil fuel subsidies and floods

by Kevin Smith, Platform Unedited version of the letter here: Ed Milliband is entirely right to critique David Cameron for breaking his promise to deliver “the greenest government ever.” Failing to act now on climate change, like the government’s cuts to flood defences, is a prime example of how spending cuts don’t equate to saving...
Tate’s BP sponsorship disclosure on trial at Information Tribunal

Tate’s BP sponsorship disclosure on trial at Information Tribunal

Tate is to appear before the Information Tribunal on Thursday 18 September in the culmination of an almost three-year long legal battle over its refusal to disclose information surrounding its controversial sponsorship relationship with oil company BP. Tate has been subject to long-standing Freedom of Information requests regarding both the amount of money it had...
Tate fears that “protests might intensify” over BP sponsorship

Tate fears that “protests might intensify” over BP sponsorship

Richard Aydon, the Tate head of legal yesterday admitted in a tribunal that Tate fears that “protests might intensify” as a result of potential revelations about its controversial sponsorship relationship with BP. The statement was made when Aydon was acting as a witness before the Information Tribunal where Tate was appealing against a March ruling...
Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Platform office, Tuesday 30 July 2013, 6.30 to 8.30pm Story-based strategy links movement building with an analysis of narrative power and places storytelling at the center of social change. The Centre for Story-based Strategy (formerly SmartMeme) have developed an approach that is grounded in a narrative analysis of power—a recognition that humans use stories to understand the world...
New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities

New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities

New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities (Download the report) A new report by Platform, People & Planet and 350.org has exposed the extent to which the fossil fuel industry is financially interconnected with UK universities. The report, Knowledge and Power – Fossil Fuel Universities [1] reveals that: Universities have...
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