The premium gin brand Bombay Sapphire is an important supporter and promoter of the arts, getting involved in different art events around the globe. In 2011 Bombay Sapphire together with the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in New York City, launched the new initiative named Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, in order to give exposure to 10 young talents and give them the opportunity to shine in Art Basel Miami Beach. On this edition the submission is open from the 3rd of June to the 30th of August, and the voting process will take place from the 9th of September to the 8th of November. Artists are invited to create an original and innovative art piece for competition, and works will be judged by an art expertise panel, which is mainly composed by the curatorial staff from the Foundation. On every edition the twenty selected artists are invited to display their work at different art events around the US. The selection of the ten final artists takes place at an evening happening named Art for life, organised by Bombay Sapphire as the Silver Sponsor at Art Basel Miami Beach. During this occasion Bombay Sapphire supports the creation of artisan cocktails inspired by the ten winner artists. Therefore, these final artists have the unique opportunity to install their work in one of the leading art fairs in the Contemporary Art Market. These art pieces are subsequently displayed at the Rush Philantropic Foundation and at the Resource Center in New York City. Sapphire Artisan Series’ initiative pushes artist to get involved in the top art events in the market, and provides them the best international exposure at Basel Miami.
As the Bombay Sapphire’s Brand Manager mentioned, Bombay Sapphire and Art for life are both committed to nurturing new talent in our respective fields – namely, mixology and the arts – and this is the perfect vehicle for spotlighting new names destined for national and international breakthrough. From Beyond Arting we truly admire such a fantastic initiative that promotes the discovery of new talents across the world. Have a lovely day!