Funding matters

In their need to raise sponsorship, are US museums risking the loss of their intellectual freedom?

We look beyond the Brooklyn Museum's Sensation exhibition into a troubling trend emerging across the sector

April 1999archive

No UK country has poured as much money as England into art commissions since 1995

The £50m art bonanza has funded everything from Gormley's Angel of the North to a 48km sculpture trail

June 1996archive

German art heavyweights including Hans Haacke and Rosemarie Trockel sign document rejecting corporate sponsorship

If the State relinquishes its responsibility for funding culture, art will be restricted by private patronage, the letter argues

May 1996archive

Where does charity stop and commerce begin at US museums?

A legal review of the regulations governing non-profit institutions

Tate Gallery annual report for 1992-94: great progress on small funds

The study shows an increasing and successful reliance on non-government support in this time of limited funding and frozen resources

Luis Monreal, director of La Caixa, has a national-sized budget to spend

The Spanish savings bank, had an operating budget of $67.64 million in 1993, of which $11.87 million was spent on visual arts projects

The end of the Grands Projets

France's culture budget will see a 2.5% drop in real terms next year

Corporations favour political correctness

Arts sponsorship is increasingly associated with marketing concerns rather than disinterested corporate philanthropy

The smoking dilemma: will Philip Morris's art support outlive its critics?

The tobacco giant remains one of the most important private funders of the arts in the US

The mechanics of sponsorship: an interview with one of the UK's biggest exhibition sponsors

James Joll of the international media giant Pearson plc explains the who, what, why and quid pro quo of corporate involvement in the arts

April 1994archive

Dutch government cuts Mondrian Foundation's sponsorship budget

Holland will not be participating in the Biennales of Sidney and São Paolo as a result

New Czech tax law to encourage private sponsorship for the arts

Tax will now be deductible for donations, but will a 2% relief be enough to make funding art worthwhile?

Time for a whip-round: Indiana Jones’s bull whip on sale to raise funds for Institute of Archaeology's new centre

The prop is is one of the star lots in Christie’s South Kensington's Film and Entertainment sale