Committed to democratizing access to and within the art world, AKArt presents AKArt MENTOR—a ten-week online course—which guides artists, providing information, tools, and strategies, as well as introductions to key people, organizations, and mechanisms that make up the field, while demystifying the interdependence between them. Register now to secure a spot for the fall session, which begins September 9, 2015.
Over the last 10 years, the increasingly global art market has grown in scope and influence—causing diversification within the visual arts ecosystem—which has created new and outside-the-box opportunities for artists as they traverse the existing infrastructures and challenges of the contemporary art world. With AKArt MENTOR, artists will gain an understanding of how to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of the art world through lectures and personal insights from industry expert guest speakers, including gallerists, art advisors, curators, and auction house professionals, as well as individuals connected to marketing and PR, art writing, publishing, criticism, collections management, and art fairs. The course incorporates one-on-one reviews, with guidance to build sustainable tools for your artistic practice—including portfolio reviews, so you can clearly communicate your work to the world, in writing, in person, and online. Learn more about AKArt MENTOR and view the fall schedule here.
Amy Kisch, creator of the course and Founder + CEO of AKArt Advisory, previously ran Sotheby’s Preferred—the auction house’s worldwide VIP program for its top clients—curating, producing, and marketing VIP programming such as the Sotheby’s Preferred Museum Programme, Preferred Art Fair Programme, and The Economist Lecture series. Prior to that, Ms. Kisch worked at Sotheby’s creating highly-customized business-winning proposals for the company’s major private, institutional, corporate, and museum clients—resulting in consignments totaling more than $400 million during her tenure.
During her time at Sotheby’s, she concurrently held the roles of Executive Director and Corporate and Community Liaison for the Williamsburg Gallery Association. She has been integral in the production and curation of numerous successful art ventures, including collaborations and partnerships with ABC TV, ARTLOG, Artnet, ARTnews, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Chicago, Art Production Fund, Assouline, AT&T, Brooklyn ARTillery, Brooklyn Tourism, caribBEING, The Carlyle, Eli Wilner and Company, Flatbush Film Festival, Hard Press Editions, iCollect, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Mark Hotel, New York City Opera, Northside Music + Arts Festival, NYFA Young Patrons Circle, Petrossian, Sotheby’s Diamonds, Sotheby’s Institute, Sotheby’s International Realty, The Armory Show, Whitney Contemporaries, and Williamsburg Every 2:ND Friday, among others. A member of ArtTable, she frequently appears as a guest speaker and expert on strategies and trends for organizations and galleries including NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts), A.I.R. Gallery, ArtTable, Arts Gowanus, sparks & honey, and Leila Heller Gallery, among others.
Please email MENTOR@AKArt.com for any further information.
Revealing Black Men During National Black Family Month. July is National Black Family Month, which is a good time to take...
July 13, 2015
The Power Player Lifestyle Magazine was created to provide online and digital mobile news weekly, featuring a variety of quality content around the diverse visionaries in the fields of entertainment, food, art, technology, health, international and international business.
PPLM places the spotlight on the educated, successful, savvy men and women who embody the essence of true power. Our mission is to promote the “Power Player” concept in a prosperous lifestyle community.
PPLM editorial staff invites you to pitch your story ideas to our editorial team email at