Explore media coverage, opinion pieces and blogs relating to our work on oil sponsorship of arts and culture. This page also includes coverage of activity by other groups where they directly reference or relate to our work.
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Robin’s honest and personal blog about why he made the decision.
Robin Ince’s blog; 10th March 2021
We’re quoted in this article about Robin’s principled decision to pull out of a Science Museum climate talk.
DeSmog UK, Caitlin Tilley; 10th March 2021
Comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince becomes the third speaker to walk.
The Art Newspaper, Gareth Harris; 10th March 2021
The museum continues to be sponsored by oil giants BP and Equinor.
i Newspaper, Madeleine Cuff; 26th February 2021
Our investigation reveals documents that show BP, Shell and Equinor had several meetings with government officials in an attempt to partner around the upcoming Glasgow climate summit
Guardian, Matthew Taylor and Fiona Harvey; 1st October 2020
A letter in the FT from our co-director Chris Garrard in response to BP’s announcement of its ‘net zero ambition’ and many commentators not looking behind the headlines at the loopholes and shortcomings of the plan.
Financial Times, Chris Garrard; 15th September 2020
We broke this development, which appears to have been decided following intense criticism of the oil company’s role in the BP Portrait Award last year
Guardian, Lanre Bakare; 3rd May 2020
Taking a look at a problematic partnership with BP
DeSmog UK, Sophie Yeo; 6th April 2020
Classical music venue’s long-running relationship with Shell to conclude
Rhinegold, Melissa Bradshaw; 13th March 2020
Southbank branch of PCS comment on end of relationship with oil firm
PCS Southbank Branch; 11th March 2020
Prominent art critic dissects the lacklustre responses of museum directors
The Art Newspaper, Ben Luke; 10th March 2020
All three South Bank cultural institutions will now move beyond relationships with Shell
Guardian, Matthew Taylor; 9th March 2020
Our response to energy analyst Nick Butler’s opinion piece in the FT
FT, Dr Chris Garrard; 5th March 2020
Our opinion piece for international art news site ArtNet
ArtNet, Chris Garrard; 28th February 2020
Prominent funder of climate denial forced of museum Board in US
The New York Times, Robin Pogrebin; 27th February 2020
Feature on the ethics of arts sponsorship with focus on fossil fuel funders
Evening Standard Magazine, Hettie Judah; 19th February 2020
We scrutinise the lack of substance behind BP’s latest announcement
Sky News; 12th February 2020