About Us

The Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA) has been created as a non-profit organization founded in Florida in order to promote the professional standards of art dealers and to develop awareness of the visual arts to other local and international communities. Through advocacy of the ethical practice, education,and connoisseurship among the members dealers, MADA's brokers are responsible , credible and knowledgeable when working with artists, collectors, museums and other dealers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We are MAD… Miami Art Dealers

MISSION STATEMENT
The Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA) has been created as a non-profit organization founded in Florida in order to promote the professional standards of art dealers and to develop awareness of the visual arts to both local and international communities. Through advocacy of ethical practice, education, and connoisseurship among the member dealers, MADA’s brokers are responsible, credible and knowledgeable when working with artists, collectors, museums and other dealers.

FUNCTION
The purpose of the association is to develop cooperative gallery marketing programs; create a strong lobbying body to local, state and national agencies; creation of an association to negotiate cost savings in business overhead expenses, advertising, fair participation, insurance, shipping, etc.; creation of a association web site and other electronic marketing platforms; establishing cooperative collector development programs; and, to develop future programs to benefit the advancement of the Florida dealers community.

CODE OF ETHICS:
MADA dealers are the face of the Miami Arts Community and each member should at all times adhere to the following Code of Ethics:

• Knowledge in a chosen field and a willingness to share their knowledge with both clients and other dealers
• Protect the privacy of clients
• Honesty in transactions with clients and other dealers
• Discreet and responsible reporting of those who engage in unethical or illegal actions.
• Professionalism and high standards in any dealings with the public

ROLE OF THE ART DEALER
An art dealer’s primary function is selling of artworks at a fair profit. Performing an important function to their communities, a dealer exhibits top quality works from emerging, mid career and or established artists for the benefit of collectors, museums, artists, students and the general public. MADA dealers shall work to educated the public by raising awareness of new ideas, through panel discussions, lectures, and one on one discussions with clients on a regular basis. Through community involvement and projects with charitable organizations, the MADA dealer is a respected member of the community as a whole.

OPERATIONS
The MADA Board of Directors will meet monthly to monitor the functions set out in this plan and to discuss any newtasks to be performed.