ACAW Participation Benefits / Sponsors

Alignment with Cutting-Edge Event

ACAC is a broad alliance of curators, museum directors, gallery owners, educators and collectors who come together to help promote awareness and appreciation of Asian contemporary art in the United States. Now in its fourth year ACAW continues to attract leading New York City galleries and museums in a citywide event comprising of exhibitions, receptions, lectures, performances, and public programs focusing on the broad spectrum of artworks produced by Asian contemporary artists working in their home countries and abroad.



Proven Concept

ACAW has received local and international acclaim and is now perceived to be a major annual event in NYC. The level of participation by both private and public art establishments has increased each year and institutions throughout the US are now looking at ACAW as a program model for their own regions. In addition to the exhibitions and receptions, the Week has featured leading curators, collectors and artists, including Vasif Kortun, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander, Okwui Enwezor as well as Gary Garrels, Dan Cameron, Francesco Bonami, Yuko Hasegawa, Apinan Poshyananda, Mariko Mori, Kent Logan, and Hou Hanru.



Promotional Campaign / Media Coverage

Each year ACAW receives media coverage, while information about the Week reaches thousands in advertising, website promotion, and bulk gallery mail-outs. Please see participation categories in the attached registration form for advertising, and listings details. Past Asian Contemporary Art Weeks have been covered by, amongst others, The New York Times, Art in America, Time Out, Art Review,, Art Asia Pacific, and Orientations Magazine.



Desirable Demographics

ACAW attracts a diverse group of audiences, in addition to art, design and fashion professionals. The advantage of being associated with a collector base that is savvy, ambitious, affluent, and highly educated is understandable. Asian Americans are America's fastest-growing ethnic consumers. Their buying power may reach $526 billion by 2008, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia. What's more, they're prime art collectors, coming from countries known for their fine craftsmanship and age-old appreciation of art. The opportunity to attract this group and many others sets ACAW events apart.


Your Partnership

We request your partnership to continue our efforts in this growing field. Involvement in Asian Contemporary Art Week not only gives you the opportunity to show Asian artists at a time when interest in their work is high but, perhaps, more importantly it builds a growing base of collectors and audiences. We have enclosed a form that registers your participation in ACAW 2006. It will need to be returned before November 29, 2005. Please contact Leeza Ahmady, Managing Director of the Asian Contemporary Art Week, at the Asia Society 212.327.9251 or with any questions and for further details.

Looking forward to your participation. Please do not hesitate to contact ACAW Managing Director, Leeza Ahmady should you need more information.

Leeza Ahmady, ACAW Managing Director
Tel: 212.327.9251 Fax: 212.517.7246


Asian Contemporary Art Consortium:
Vishakha N. Desai and Melissa Chiu, Asia Society and Museum; Esa Epstein, Sepia International, The Alkazi Collection; France Pepper, China Institute; Michael Goedhuis, Goedhuis Contemporary; Stephen McGuinness, Plum Blossoms; Woo Hyunsoo, Japan Society; Steve Pacia and Shumita Bose, Bose Pacia Modern; Jung Lee Sanders, Art Projects International; Ethan Cohen, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts; David Solo and Jack & Susy Wadsworth, Collectors



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