A discounted tuition rate is available for individuals who are interested to enroll in two or more Sotheby’s Institute of Art In-Person Professional Courses within the same term. Contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a discount code.
The role of an art advisor comes with a multitude of responsibilities and the course addresses practical key topics including considerations for starting an art advisory firm, art business planning, legal and ethical best practices, networking and client assessment, and finally, art selection and acquisition for collection building. In addition, the sessions will also cover the valuation of artwork, marketing, and branding, and the practical aspects of collection management such as art handling, conservation, and installation.
Participants will hear from industry guest speakers working in art advisory and art investment, learning about the client-advisor relationship and the market and its potential in real-time while not shying away from addressing potential market risks. Looking at investment strategies for building an art collection it will be revealed how the art advisor is a catalyst in this process.
For their final project, participants are invited to develop a business plan to assess their understanding and potential readiness to launch their own art advisory firm.
To understand the fundamentals of art advisory practice, the roles and responsibilities of an art advisor, including considerations for starting an art advisory firm, legal and ethical best practices, networking, and client assessment.
To develop skills in art selection and acquisition for collection building, including valuation of artwork, branding, and practical aspects of collection management.
To learn about business planning specific to art advisory services, including market analysis, client-advisor relationship dynamics, investment strategies for building an art collection.
Course Leader, London
Astrid Rosetti is an art market expert in the field of post-war and contemporary art sales. With over a decade of expertise, she has provided invaluable advice to private and institutional clients worldwide, specialising in collecting and art investment. As the founder of Rosetti Firmenich Art Advisory, her primary focus is to assist clients in navigating the intricacies of the art world and help them make informed decisions about their collections. Astrid's extensive network of professionals spans across industries and geographies.Read More
Day 1: Gain an in-depth introduction to the global art market and the basics of art advisory and finance, including key players and business models today. Join an expert art consultant to explore the practice of art advising.
Day 2: Delve further into art market transactions, including the value of art and how artworks are selected for a collection. Explore the client-advisor relationship and the market potential of investing in art while also being conscious of potential risk.
Day 3: Examine the characteristics of art as an asset class and explore potential risks and rewards of art investment from the perspective of an art advisor. Learn about the transformative power of data and the leading financial tools for investing in art while keeping a client’s best interest in mind.
Day 4: Dive into the world of alternative art investments, exploring art funds, art loans, and other art-related investment vehicles. Consider again the inner workings of an art advisory firm as they consider each investment opportunity and the steps it takes to build an art collection.
Day 5: Look ahead by exploring what it takes to launch one’s own art advisory firm, considering the future of the art market.
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.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art course participants come from all over the world, from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they study, travel, and explore the art world alongside each other throughout the program, fierce and long-lasting collaborations are frequently born. Individuals who complete these courses join our network of over 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.
We highly encourage participants with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience for a smooth and successful course experience.
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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