Picture This – A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship

24 Jun 2014 admin

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How bad does a company have to be before an arts organisation refuses to be associated with it or take its money? How much outcry does a sponsor’s primary business have to provoke before a line is drawn? What kind of critique should send alarm signals up and down the corridors of the corporate sponsorship department of any BP-sponsored arts organisation?

As the National Portrait Gallery celebrates 25 years of BP sponsorship, we look back at the oil company’s chequered history, the current ongoing impacts suffered by communities in the Gulf of Mexico, and look forward to how the cultural sector might respond to the challenge of moving beyond oil money, like it did in the past with tobacco sponsorship.

The report consists of:



Focus Areas