UBS - Global Lead Partner of Art Basel, the world's premier art shows

Art Basel in Miami Beach, 4 - 7 December, 2014

2014 marks the 13th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. UBS has been the proud lead partner since its inception in 2002.

Over the past 13 years, Art Basel Miami Beach has developed into an important art show with groundbreaking and visionary programs. More than 250 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa exhibit works by more than 4,000 artists each year.

In the community  

We are proud to continue our support for ArtWorks, an entrepreneurial-focused program led by Arts for Learning that provides talented students from underserved neighborhoods in Miami's Wynwood Arts District with skill-building internship opportunities enabling them to develop their artistic potential and understand the "business" of art.

In addition, we are extending our community support further with the expansion of our Elevating Entrepreneurs platform, to provide up to $5 million of alternative financing solutions for qualified small business owners across the state of Florida. UBS's national nonprofit partner, VEDC - a transitional small business lender and established Community Development Financial Institution - will work with Tampa-based Neighborhood Lending Partners to administer the newly established Greater Miami Business Opportunity Fund, providing loans between $50,000 and $500,000.

Entrepreneurship is one of two philanthropic focus areas for UBS; and through our firm's signature program, Elevating Entrepreneurs, as well as through strategic partnerships with national nonprofit organizations, UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas is committed to providing access to advice and opportunities to spur entrepreneurial growth and job creation. Through the UBS and VEDC partnership, more than $32 million in capital is available for loans to small businesses in eight states around the U.S.

For more about the program:  www.ubs.com/elevatingentrepreneurs