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Alternative Investments


Alternative Investments

This provides a comprehensive introduction to the art market and its connection with the broader investment market. Students will learn about the reasons for investing in art and the financial factors that drive its demand, as well as the pricing system and how art can appreciate in value.

The course will prepare students for making healthy art investments by sharing important insights into the reasons for investing in art and the financial factors driving its demand, the pricing system and how art can appreciate in value to generate financial returns. Discussed are the intricacies of art loans and art funds as well as strategies for buying and selling on the primary and secondary art markets, including the financial complexities of the auction market and new opportunities, such as NFTs.

  • Price
    Early Booking Rate
    If registered by April 19
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  • Date
    July 10, 2023 – July 14, 2023
  • Duration
    1 Week
  • Location
  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Specializations & Skills
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Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a greater understanding of the rationale behind art investment and how it can be leveraged as an asset class.

  • To analyze art market trends and patterns over the last twenty years and determine how predictions are made to invest in art.

  • To comprehend the role of art funds, art loans, and technological innovations such as the blockchain in the art market.

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Analyzing Art Market Trends from a Financial Perspective 
    • Art Funds and Art Loans 
    • Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and NFT Investment Opportunities
  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world. Those who successfully complete their course will receive a certificate of completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

  • Requirements


    English Language Requirement

    Course participants should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English.

    Age Requirement

    Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.