Director of Partnerships + Strategic Initiatives
Amy Kisch’s expertise includes arts programming, development, marketing, PR, publishing, curation, and collection management. The Founder + CEO of AKArt Advisory, Kisch previously ran Sotheby’s global VIP program for the auction house’s top clients, developing partnerships while curating, producing, and marketing VIP programming, including the Sotheby’s Preferred Museum Programme, Art Fair Programme, and The Economist Lecture series in cities including New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Chicago, and Hong Kong. Prior to that, she worked with Sotheby’s global departments creating highly-customized business-winning proposals for the company’s major private, institutional, corporate, and museum clients. While at Sotheby’s, Amy concurrently held the role of Executive Director at the Williamsburg Gallery Association in Brooklyn, developing programming and partnerships with area galleries, non-profits, artists, corporate, and government agencies. Having spent six years in clinical and community social work, her projects are underscored by efforts to democratize access to the art world, while upholding integrity and quality in curatorial vision and programming. Kisch studied at The University of Chicago, holds a BA in Art History and Fine Arts from Columbia University, and a Masters in Social Work. She lives in the East Bay with her artist husband and musician toddler.