The Art Business course runs throughout the full 12-weeks and serves as the foundation for this semester-length program. In the course, participants will examine established art markets in the developed world and emerging art markets in the developing world, together with legal and management issues related to global art business practice. Designed to encourage the kind of entrepreneurial thinking on which the art world thrives, the course culminates in a final project in which participants develop a new art business and pitch it to investors.
The Contemporary Art course runs concurrently to the Art Business course during the second 6-weeks of the program. Course participants will experience the art scene in London at close quarters and to learn about the wider historic and cultural implications of contemporary art in context through both in classroom teaching and on-site visits to a wide spectrum of art world institutions. Visits include artist studios, museums, foundations, private museums, established commercial galleries, emerging commercial galleries.
The Art Finance and Innovation course covers topics and debates on issues such as art as an alternative investment, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and art in traditional wealth management, fractional art ownership, and how the rapidly developing market of NFTs and cryptocurrency are impacting an ever-evolving art world. These sessions offer course participants access to the most recent developments in the market for art finance and investment. This course runs concurrently to the Art Business course during the second 6-weeks of the program.
Daily lectures from leading industry professionals
An extensive range of site visits including Sotheby’s Auction House, museums and galleries, and leading art fairs
Develop a new art business and pitch it to investors
Learn from 3 leading faculty and practitioners at Sotheby's Institute
Director of Art Business and Enterprise Programs, London
Jeffrey Boloten is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd., the education partner of art market research firm, ArtTactic. He was a director with several leading international publishers, including Penguin Books, and has held posts at the Tate and as General Manager of a London art college. Boloten is a frequent speaker and lecturer at international art fairs and conferences on topics including the global art market, photography market, and art investment markets. He is a Founding Member of PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, and a member of the Advisory Board for the inaugural Photo Shanghai Art Fair.Read More
Consultant Lecturer, London
Dr Flavia Frigeri is an art historian and curator, focusing on post-war Italian art, feminism, exhibition histories and pop art. In September 2020 she joined the National Portrait Gallery in the capacity of curator; leading on a three-year research project with a particular emphasis on female artists and sitters. Previously she worked at Tate Modern, where she co-curated The World Goes Pop (2015) and was responsible for Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (2014), Paul Klee: Making Visible (2013) and Ruins in Reverse (2013).Read More
Course Leader: Innovation and Finance in the Art Market, London
Anders Petterson has a CEMS in Management from the London School of Economics and Hochschule St.Gallen, Switzerland. He worked for JP Morgan Investment bank from 1995-1999 in London, New York and Frankfurt, where he was responsible for capital market products and coverage in the Nordic region.Read More
To enroll for this course combination, registrants will need to individually select Art Business, Contemporary Art, and Art Finance and Innovation on the registration form. The discounted pricing for this course combination will automatically be applied to the tuition balance during checkout.
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. It is recommended that participants have the equivalent level of IELTS score of 6.0 /TOEFL score of 78 IBT, however evidence of test scores is not required to register.
Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.
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