Should the arts resist polluting corporate sponsors?

Mike Bradwell in the Evening Standard today argues that arts organisations should resist entering into corporate sponsorship agreements with major polluting organisations (he cites BP and Shell) because it can compromise their integrity. “By consorting with polluters, arts organisations are polluting their own reputations,” he says.

Here’s the link to the full article…

It’s a plea to arts organisations to not compromise their integrity in these hard times, which ends “Be brave like Joan Littlewood. Tell them to bugger off.”

A thought provoking piece in these hard times. What do folks think? Will we all be re-examining our ethical policies, whoever and whatever they might rule out at the moment?