Alice Zimet
Arts + Business Partners LLC, New York, NY, USA

Alice Sachs Zimet, president of Arts + Business Partners LLC (begun in 1999) consults on issues of corporate sponsorship for nonprofit (visual / performing arts) and business clients. Alice also works with artists on their communication materials, especially how to better present and package their 'case for support'. Visual arts clients include the International Center of Photography (ICP), Phoenix Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Aperture, Magnum Photos Inc., The Jewish Museum, Fotografiska (Stockholm), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson), Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville), and FotoFest (Houston).

For 20 years, Alice was the Director of Worldwide Cultural Affairs at The Chase Manhattan Bank where she created the first sponsorship group in a commercial bank, now a model in the field. She used the arts to brand Chase globally but also generated over $2 billion using the arts as a strategic marketing tool. She worked across four continents and with 15 American Embassies.

Alice has a BA (Syracuse University), MA (NYU's Institute of Fine Arts) and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Graduate Program, Arts Administration.

Alice began collecting photography in 1985, and her collection of roughly 200 images includes 20th Century masters up to the present. Alice is a member of the Collections Committee of the Harvard Art Museums, sits on the board of the Magnum Foundation and is a member of ICP's Acquisitions Committee. She teaches Collecting Photography classes at ICP, the Camera Club of NY and at museums across the United States, and often lends images from her collection to various institutions.

Ms. Zimet is open to seeing a variety of work. However she is not interested in being 'pitched' as a collector. She can provide advice on general portfolio presentation, questions/concerns that collectors might have, and tips how to get work out into the marketplace. In addition, she can critique written communication materials.