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New BP cash: failure of nerve by bosses of cultural institutions

'The announcement from BP that it plans to pump £10m into major arts institutions demonstrates a massively disappointing failure of nerve from the directors and trustees of those institutions. They have passed up an extraordinary opportunity to stand together with the arts community and other threatened essential services to tell the government that there this no shortage of wealth in this country, only a crisis born of inequality, militarism and mismanagement.'

Sam Chase, Art Not Oil, 19.12.12

Cultural or Vultural 2012?

BP is sponsoring the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival in the UK. Do you have a creative response to this situation that we might be able to add to our Cultural or Vultural 2012? gallery? If so, please contact us here: or 07709 545116.

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