Petition is successful with 2,323 signatures
To: Sarah Stewart CEO NewcastleGateshead Initiative
Tell the Great Exhibition of the North to Refuse BAE sponsorship
07/03/18 - We did it!
Thank you so much for signing our petition calling for the Great Exhibition of the North to refuse sponsorship from BAE Systems. Last night BAE issued a statement saying it would withdraw. This is excellent news as it shows that arms corporations cannot hide their war profiteering behind arts events. The protest was a collective response from artists, cultural workers, and everyone one of you who signed the petition. The campaign does not end here - we will be asking for transparency in how BAE came to be a 'premier partner' of the exhibition, and watching arms companies as they attempt to sponsor education and other arts events.
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