Sponsorship

BMW gives long-term boost to Art Dubai

The automobile giant signed a three-year partnership with the fair

BAE Systems pulls sponsorship of Great Exhibition of the North after protests

The defence giant withdrew after Art not Arms petition condemned company’s sales to Saudi Arabia

Revealed: the profits of staging a touring exhibition

Usually highly secret financial data on Burrell Collection's travelling show disclosed for forthcoming Glasgow City Council meeting

Comment: The Tate should take BP’s money—and ask for more

Protests about the gallery’s lack of transparency concerning the energy company's sponsorship miss the point of how big business and the arts interact

US art sponsorship suffering after economic crisis, survey shows

Corporate giving down 14% over three years according to Business Committee for the Arts

Is the symbiosis between corporations and the arts an outmoded tradition?

Investment in art has become less popular among US companies when more commercial options are available

Museumsarchive

Dara Birnbaum comments on fostering the museum-sponsor relationship

Can a balance be found whereby both parties stand to gain from a partnership?

French institutions have lost their integrity by relying on private sponsors, leading fundraiser says

Longtime arts and heritage patron Olivier de Rohan denounces the increasing influence of external bodies on museums' creative decisions

UK museums manage dearth of exhibition sponsorship in the wake of economic downturn

Institutions must grit their teeth and hope for the intervention of private investors, as several large shows are going ahead without corporate sponsors

Art Baselarchive

Cartier steps in to replace Bulgari as Art Basel sponsor

The termination of Bulgari's funding provided the perfect opportunity for Cartier to take up the mantle

US foundations back new charity handing out grants to artists

The United States artists fund fills the vacuum created after the government suspended the National Endowment for the Arts in the '90s

Louvre gets a taste of US sponsorship as Atlanta's High Museum pays $10m to borrow works by Raphael, Rembrandt and Velázquez

The money will restore the French museum's 18th-century decorative art galleries and the collaboration seeks to improve US-French relations in the wake of the Iraq War

New installation for Tate Modern courtesy of UBS

The first rehang of the Bankside branch relies on funds provided by UBS - with conditions

Siberian billionaire funds $3m Hermitage exhibition tour

Industrialist Oleg Deripaska has become the Russian museum’s most generous private donor—even if his support is part of a public relations initiative

July 2005archive

Future of US museum sponsorship in question after split of tobacco giant Altria

The Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum could lose annual grants from the conglomerate, which gave $300m to charitable organisations over the past five years

Art marketarchive

The $2.6 million Dalí retrospective comes to Philadelphia

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition

July 2003archive

Fiat ends sponsorship of exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi

After 17 years and 15 shows, the Italian car manufacturer has withdrawn funding from major kunsthalle in Venice

Economicsarchive

Art & Business organisation report decline in British exhibition sponsorship

The 2001-2 recordings reflect struggling economy, registering a drop in art sponsorship since the millennium

March 2003archive

The Dulwich Picture Gallery organises sponsored walk to meet £100,000 shortfall in annual budget

Museum director will don Clarks shoes and fill his pockets with Kendal Mint cakes for the 150-mile trek

9/11archive

Plans for Iran exhibition at British Museum shelved as sponsor withdraws in aftermath of Twin Tower bombings

The exhibition, which would have highlighted the creative flourishing facilitated by members of Iranian royalty, may still become a reality in 2004 or 2005

Deal struck with the Banca del Gottardo will put Guggenheim's vision for Venice satellite into motion

The money will be divided between improvements to the original Peggy Guggenheim Collection and a feasibility study for the Foundation’s expansion

Museumsarchive

Making up for the government's failures: Interview with Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover has provided crucial support for many of Britain’s greatest art institutions

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

Concentration of arts sponsorship in London causes other UK regions to lose out

Unevenness comes to light, as survey finds that almost 50% of the UK total was directed towards London

US company mergers may result in sponsorship shrinkage

Standing out from the crowd with art sponsorship becomes unnecessary, as more and more of America's biggest corporations unify

San Diego Museum of Art refuses funding from tobacco giant Philip Morris due to controversy

The museum has been widely criticised by Californians for indirectly condoning the company's exploitation of addiction

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

Spanish to bring in laws that smooth the path for art sponsorship

Tax mandates pertaining to the acquisition of art will be eased for both donors and foundations

Fundingarchive

London museums find individuals are still more generous than corporations

One spectacular example is the Hotung Gallery in the British Museum, funded through £2 million from the Hong Kong businessman Joseph Hotung