Our vision is a world where artists and artist foundations can develop different revenue streams that support their long-term growth and sustainability.
A desire to develop sustainable business models in the creative and cultural sectors drove us to start 4AP. Our unique and diverse expertise in law, branding, commercial strategy, and curatorial practices brought us four together in our common pursuit of making a positive impact for artists and artist foundations. Our story started with a desire to partner with creatives in support of their legacies.
We work with all types of creatives from visual artists, to film makers, to designers. Creativity is at the core of everything that we do.
Not only do we believe that everything we do must advocate for better sustainable practices and promote a better planet, but we also work towards creating sustainable economic models for our partners.
Everything we do is unique and outside of the box. The world is oversaturated and we want to make sure that we provide one-of-a-kind solutions and projects.
From our first meetings to our assessments and deliverables, we strive to work with artists and artist legacies who share our vision and are open to dialogue and ongoing collaboration opportunities.
Arts & Culture Strategy
Raquel is a cultural brand development specialist working with institutions, foundations, and corporations to build strategic models that promote cultural development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable growth. Raquel is an avid problem-solver and strategic thinker who has worked with such organizations as the YJP of NY, The Museum of Modern Art of Bogota, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Cruz Diez Art Foundation. Raquel’s development, conservation, and curatorial collaborations also include the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American Institute of Architects. Raquel is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA in Art History and Design for Sustainability and an MA in Business Design and Cultural Leadership. Raquel is currently a partner in the creative accelerator 4 Art Partners and a co-host of the Culture Tasters podcast, a platform to bring awareness to the contributions of the creative industries to the economy.
Nicole is an award-winning senior executive, entrepreneur, board member, and attorney. For over 20 years, she has earned a reputation as an exceptional strategic partner and a creative and collaborative problem solver. She has also run business and legal affairs for many of the world’s leading luxury brands in North and South America, including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, and Sergio Rossi. Throughout her career, she has driven operations, protected assets, reduced liabilities, and supported leaders to achieve exponential growth.
Luxury World Strategy
Sandrine has 25 years of experience in education, entrepreneurship, consulting, and luxury-brand management. Sandrine is currently Teaching Faculty at Harvard University, Program Director and Case Writer at Harvard Business School, and a former dean at the International University of Monaco, a former dean of Learning Resources at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and a former consultant at the World Bank.
Laurene de Mortemart
M&A and Brand Development:
Laurene has over 15 years of experience in corporate and operational functions in the luxury fashion industry. Laurene initially developed her skills at KERING, where she focused on large-scale transactions, integration, and new business models, including the sale of Printemps department stores and the acquisition of Puma. She recently joined designer Stella McCartney’s team as License Director and member of the Management Committee. In addition, Laurene consults with established institutions and emerging brands in fashion, art, and hospitality, concentrating on brand development and collaboration activities. Laurene is also a member of the British Fashion Council Trust, where she scouts and supports new talent.