AboutInitiatives

Art Basel Cities

The Art Basel Cities initiative was launched in March 2016 to engage with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and intellectually rigorous bespoke programs and offer the artworld new opportunities to engage with cultural offerings across the world.


Buenos Aires is the first partner City

A long-term collaboration, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires will support the city’s cultural ecosystem and highlight its dynamic cultural scene. In 2017, the partnership will focus on providing structural support to the local art community with the Art Basel Cities Exchange, and in September 2018, will launch a city-wide week of public programing curated by Artistic Director Cecilia Alemani.


The Initiative

Art Basel Cities uses art expertise, broad network and communication channels to support cities in developing and celebrating their unique cultural landscape. In addition to hosting art events in partner cities, the program will bring projects and content back to the Art Basel shows, providing the cities with additional opportunities to build lasting relationships with Art Basel’s international audience.

If you are interested in becoming a partner city, please complete our online questionnaire


Expanding our Engagement

Art Basel Cities is a new initiative that expands Art Basel's engagement in the artworld from staging art fairs to working with cities to develop cultural events with international resonance. Learn about our new initiative in the video.


Advisory Board

Patrick Foret, Director of Business Initiatives for Art Basel is supported for this initiative by an Advisory Board consisting of prominent art world figures with expertise across various disciplines.