Artists, musicians and green activists plan to step up protests against BP's sponsorship of Britain's most prestigious galleries and museums in the wake of the Gulf oil catastrophe. A group calling itself Good Crude Britannia, made up of artists, poets, writers and filmmakers, will picket Tate Britain's summer party next Monday which is billed by the gallery as celebrating 20 years of BP's sponsorship. "Organisations like the National Portrait Gallery help shape public attitudes towards the big issues of the day and if the Gallery is serious about climate change then the sponsorship deal with BP has got to end," said Robin Oakley, Greenpeace's campaigns director. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/24/artists-bp-protest-tate Now call me a cynic but I think its ridiculous to demand that the Tate or any other art foundation should refuse to take money from BP because of the gulf disaster. The arts has a difficult time enough raising funds. Is this protesting or bullying? I mean its like saying the Tate shouldn't take money from an airline because a plane crashed. Accidents and catastrophes happen and I see no reason why the Tate shouldn't take BP's money and what's worse is it comes across as if the Tate is somehow culpable.