Art Business Foundations defines the different institutions in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors of the global art infrastructure, and offers a deeper understanding of the methods and motivations that drive the business and viewership of art.
This comprehensive review puts course participants on the right track to operate with increased expertise within the art world, and is ideal for those looking to better understand the art market structure as well as those looking to make a career change and explore they key roles and institutions that comprise the business of art.
Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses
Stephanie Dieckvoss has over 15 years experience of working in commercial art galleries and art fairs, and a wealth of experience in cultural management in the public and private sector.Read More
Week 1: Discover the foundations and key definitions of contemporary art.
Week 2: Understand art world ecology through a look at art world models and global platforms.
Week 3: Explore the roles of key institutions and players in the non-profit arena.
Week 4: Examine the functions and roles of for-profit institutions in the primary and secondary art markets.
Week 5: Understand the roles and motivations of private, corporate, and institutional collectors and collections.
Week 6: Explore the role of artists as well as their career trajectories and value within the market.
This flexible online course is delivered in weekly modules consisting of recorded lectures, instructor-guided discussion boards, and supplementary resources. The course will include a final project with personalized feedback from the course instructor. All participants will have read-only access to the course materials for an additional 90 days after the course end date.
For successfully completing this course, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as 4.1 IACET Continuing Education Units. *
Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
*As an IACET Accredited Provider, Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.