Statement - Great Exhibition of the North
Abigail Pogson, Managing Director, Sage Gateshead and Sarah Munro, Director, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art jointly said:
“Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art acknowledge the concerns raised by artists, members of the artistic community and our partners in connection to the sponsorship of Great Exhibition of the North.
We wish to reassure our artists, partners and stakeholders that Arts Council England are supporting the delivery of our artistic content, including the concerts, exhibitions and offsite commissions presented by Sage Gateshead and BALTIC. We are not in receipt of funds from BAE Systems.
Our conversations and commissions with artists and partners began some months and years ago, well in advance of the announcement of BAE Systems as a Premier Partner of the Great Exhibition of the North.”