Art Basel maintains close collaboration with our partners, who share the common aspiration of creating a global platform for the exchange of ideas that drive the artworld forward. They share a fundamental commitment to the arts beyond Art Basel. It is this passion for enhancing the experience of art for all which adds to the vibrancy of every Art Basel show.
Partnership is essential for the support of cultural events. Partner benefits include brand association and amplification, privileged access to the show for partners’ clients, dedicated space within the Collectors Lounge, access to unique content and event experiences, selective contribution to VIP guest lists, and year-round consultancy and support in the development of art initiatives. The longevity of our relationships is indicative of how focused and successful our team is in supporting our partners in achieving their goals through the offer of tailor made solutions and strategies.
If you have an interest in becoming a Partner of Art Basel, please complete our online questionnaire.
UBS, global Lead Partner of Art Basel, has a long and substantial record of engagement in contemporary art and holds one of the world’s most distinguished corporate art collections. UBS is an active partner in global contemporary art projects such as the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative and is a source of information and insight through the UBS Art Competence Center, UBS Arts Forum and its new contemporary art news-focused app 'Planet Art'.
In addition, UBS has partnered with Art Basel to present The Art Market, a global art market report authored by Dr Clare McAndrew. The report covers all aspects of the international art market including the most important developments in the previous year. Find out more about the report.
Learn more on ubs.com/art and download Planet Art for iPad, iPhone, and Android.
Partnerships in Action
As global Lead Partner, UBS engages with the next generation of artists attending our Hong Kong show by offering free art sessions to children, inspired by works from the UBS Art Collection.
As an Associate Partner, Davidoff presents its Davidoff Art Initiative, which includes an art residency program, art grants, a talks program and more.
Associate Partner Audemars Piguet presented Sun Xun's 'Reconstuction of the Universe' on the Oceanfront during the 2016 Miami Beach edition. The Audemars Piguet Art Commission supports artists in the creation of works of exceptional complexity and precision.
Art Basel and BMW have launched the BMW Art Journey, a first-of-its-kind award that enables the winning artists to design a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their choice.
Ruinart, the world’s oldest champagne house, commissioned artist Jaume Plensa to create a limited edition artwork presented exclusively within their lounge.
Swire Properties engaged visitors at the 2015 Hong Kong show with a multimedia art installation, short film and artist talks within their lounge.