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"Making Work... Now What?" class at the International Center of Photography

Arts + Business Partners (ABP)

Founded in 1999, Arts + Business Partners (ABP) is a consulting boutique that offers private advising and workshops (in person and virtual) for both collectors and photographers looking to learn more about the fine art photography marketplace.

Photographers learn how to brand themselves, create effective marketing materials and access the market. Collectors at all levels learn the do's and don'ts of the market in order to make smart acquisition decisions.

ABP works with prominent galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions across the United States and abroad. Roughly 800 collectors, photographers, museum trustees (and their children), members of museum acquisition and exhibition committees, gallery owners, private art advisors and art appraisers have cycled through our workshop training and engaged our advising services.

ABP President, Alice Sachs Zimet, lectures regularly at schools, auction houses, museums, and photo festivals, among other institutions. Clients include: AXA Art Americas, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Christie’s Education, FotoFest, Harvard Art Museums, Heritage Auctions, International Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops + College, Phillips, Professional Women Photographers, Swann Auction Galleries, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni programs, among others.

ABP is also a specialist in Corporate Sponsorship, and has worked with both business sponsors and non-profits. Clients have included the world’s most prominent arts institutions to those just starting out as well as private wealth management boutiques at the local, regional and national level.

Corporate Sponsorship clients include:  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Alliance of Museums, American Express, Aperture Foundation, Barnes & Noble, Fleet Bank, Fotografiska (Stockholm), Martha Graham Dance Company, Sephora, U.S. Trust and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. 

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Collecting 101 class with the International Center of Photography

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