Partners and Affiliates

The Clarion List

POBA is proud to be a partner and go-to specialist of The Clarion List, a leading resource where collectors, artists, advisors and others seeking art services can discover top rated art service companies worldwide. Review, search and filter through thousands of art service companies across dozens of service categories, including art consultants, framers, storage and installation companies, auction houses, private dealers, e-commerce platforms, and more.

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Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Creative Industries promotes, supports and expands its creative industries as engines of the State’s economy and as drivers of the state’s cultural, artistic and creative life. Through coalitions, initiatives, and direct support to nonprofit and for-profit creative businesses, artists and creative entrepreneurs, CCI aims to make Colorado a premier creative hub for world-class creative businesses, productions, and experiences.

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Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma Arts Council leads, cultivates and supports a thriving arts environment, essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. Through direct support to arts and cultural organizations, schools, and local governments, OAC promotes and expands community arts and arts education programs throughout Oklahoma, encourages public participation in the arts, and improves the arts-based economy for all Oklahomans.

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The Clark Hulings Fund

The Clark Hulings Fund offers business and financial assistance to help visual artists become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork. The Fund provides professional working artists with individual career development grants of up to $5,000, business training, tools, and community support. POBA and Hulings will collaborate to assist working artists in creating and managing their collections.

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Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs believes that culture builds Florida by supporting jobs, tourism and education while contributing to a vibrant and creative state. To promote excellence and encourage access to cultural opportunities, the FDCA provides funding, programs and resources including grants for arts in education, local arts agencies, state service organizations, museums, and theaters in a wide array of art forms and mediums.

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Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life.

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Paddle8 is the auction house for the 21st-century collector, streamlining the collecting experience, offering authenticated inventory through curated online auctions, including non-profit organizations such as POBA. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 has teams in New York, L.A., and London. POBA, partners with Paddle8 to offer auctions of selected POBA artists’ works, featured in Partner Selects.

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PAAM | Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum

PAAM, a nationally recognized cultural intsitution, fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod. For a century, PAAM has highlighted significant artists, artwork and events, creating a vital cultural institution and sustaining Provincetown as an enduring American center for the arts. PAAM presents dynamic fine arts exhibitions, lectures, workshops and events. See the exceptional vision and skill of PAAM artists in Partner Selects.

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Appraisers Association of America

The Appraisers Association of America is the premier association of decorative and fine arts personal property appraisers. Over 700 independent specialists provide private collectors, estates, museums, professionals, and just about anyone who has a need to know the value of a creative work or collection with objective valuations for insurance, tax, charitable and other purposes. The value of a creative legacy is more than financial. Now, you can know your creative legacy's value on every level.

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Creativity Workshop

Creativity Workshop works worldwide with individuals and groups to explore and use their creative processes through workshops, onsite training, materials and more. Viewing people as naturally and uniquely creative, CW uses a progression of creative exercises and techniques to awaken and deepen the innate creativity within, a purpose consistent with POBA's mission to display creative legacies.

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Ohio Arts Council

OAC provides services and grants to support quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio culturally, educationally and economically; to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage and to make arts activities broadly available to Ohio’s public. POBA will feature OAC's late Heritage Fellowship winners and others who have received OAC's special recognition as an individual or group whose work in the folk and traditional arts has had a significant impact on the people and places of Ohio.

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ArtsWA | Washington State Arts Commission

ArtsWA advances the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state, aiming to ensure that the arts are thriving and celebrated and are woven into the fabric of vital and vibrant communities as economic drivers, educational assets, civic catalysts, and conservators of the State's cultural legacies. POBA is collaborating with ArtsWA to feature late winners of the Governor's Award in the Arts and others who have received special recognition from ArtsWA.

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

NJ State Council on the Arts' mission is to support artists, arts organizations and projects throughout New Jersey. Each year, NJSCA is proud to bring the arts to more than 18 million and to generate a $1 billion arts economy. Through grants and direct services, it strengthens New Jersey's cultural sector, fosters cross-sector partnerships, and supports artists and arts education programs and initiatives. POBA collaborates with the NJSCA in providing professional development for working artists.

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IMAP | Independent Media Arts Preservation

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) serves the caretakers of media collections by providing informational resources to help preserve our cultural heritage. IMAP offers innovative solutions through information sharing, continuing education and networking opportunities. IMAP will collaborate with POBA in our efforts to educate and to share archiving and other preservation tools applicable to media collections.

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AIC | American Institute for Conservation

AIC | The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, a national membership organization, supports conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage in many ways. AIC establishes and upholds professional standards, promotes research and publications, provides educational opportunities, and fosters the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public. POBA is pleased and honored to have AIC as its partner and collaborator.

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Art Lives

Art Lives is an exciting celebration of the creative legacies of talented artists from all fields of artistic expression whose lives were lost to AIDS – whether famous, infamous or unknown.  Art Lives gives the public  a chance to hear, to see and to actively participate in the celebration of the exceptional creative output of an entire generation of artists lost to AIDS that might otherwise be silenced by the passing of time.  Thirty years after the first test for HIV/AIDS became publicly available, the epidemic continues to take lives unnecessarily.  AIDS is not over. Art Lives will keep alive the creative legacies of nominated artists lost to AIDS while calling attention to the continuing impact of AIDS on us still and while supporting important initiatives in the on-going fight against HIV/AIDS. 

Art Lives has been developed to  digitally preserve and showcase the works by artists lost to AIDS, to re-ignite interest in their  creative legacies, and to bring outstanding but previously unseen or rarely seen art works by these artists to the public for their pleasure and enjoyment.  While we can never know all of the great work they had ahead of them, we can and should celebrate the great work and stories they have left behind.  

The artists inaugurating Art Lives were nominated by three leading arts-based organizations advocating for HIV/AIDS education and services: DIFFA, LifeBeat, and Visual AIDS.  The artists they have identified are just a few of the extraordinary artists lost to AIDS that we hope to display.  POBA will expand and extend the reach and impact of Art Lives by also asking celebrities, partner organizations and the public to nominate such artists who should be recognized in Art Lives. If you wish to nominate such an artist, please click the Nominate a Great button to the right side of this page.