Many artists and performers receive one-off commissions, roles, or workshop invitations from big institutions that are sponsored by fossil fuel companies such as British Museum, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House, Science Museum, National Theatre, and in Norway, Bergen International Festival. Many arts organisations have regular partnerships with these institutions.
Some choose to turn down the opportunity, but not all of us can afford to. In this situation, by signing up to Oil Sponsorship Free, we commit to challenging the institution involved to stop taking fossil fuel sponsorship. As a signatory, we’d appreciate accounts of responses you have received when challenging institutions on their fossil fuel sponsorship.