The art world is a complex and opaque field, requiring the knowledge of key structures, players and processes to navigate successfully. This course provides the basic tools to assist artists in building and managing their careers. The course offers an overview of some of the key changes affecting the contemporary art world, from the rise of the art fair to the significance of new and interactive media. Students actively work on building and presenting a portfolio, writing a successful artist statement, speaking about their work extemporaneously, navigating social media, and applying for residencies. Each participant develops a dynamic, long-term plan best suited to their work and artistic vision.
By the end of this course students will…
- Understand the primary structures, players and processes of the art world to navigate it successfully.
- Grasp the key changes affecting the contemporary art world, from the rise of the art fair to the significance of new and interactive media.
- Develop a dynamic, long-term plan best suited to their work and artistic vision.
Webinar: Summer Study New York
Join us to learn about the Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Summer Study Program in New York. Our 2 and 4-week courses in art business, contemporary art, and art history provide privileged access to art venues and the expertise of professionals, in one of the great art capitals of the world. The webinar will include a presentation about the program, followed by a live Q&A.