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Art and Finance in a Global Market

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Art and Finance in a Global Market

With the ever-increasing interest in investment in fine art, this timely course explores art and its performance as a key financial asset.

The course dives into the many ways art and finance intersect, increases the understanding of how art maintains its value over time by using it as collateral for new steams of revenue, talks about the varying collecting categories within the fine art market and observes how art investments differ from conventional asset classes. Participants will also explore the various shapes holding art as an alternative asset class can take, from fractional ownership thanks to digital innovations such as blockchain technologies to art funds and art-backed loans.

Deadline to Register: May 7

  • Price
    Early Booking Rate
    if registered by March 20, 2024.
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  • Date
    Summer | May 21 - June 25
  • Time
    Tuesday evenings 6:30pm – 7:45pm GMT
  • Duration
    6 Weeks
  • Location
  • Topics
    • Art Business
  • Language
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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the growth and future direction of the art investment segment of the art industry from established art finance professionals.

  • Understand and anticipate the rapid growth of digital art and the use of AI.

  • Develop the required skills to create innovative art finance enterprises.

  • Understand the potential and risks inherent to art investments.


Joe Dunning

Faculty, London

Joe Dunning is an art market expert with sixteen years’ experience in the commercial art world, He has worked with artists, galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and advisors, with a particular focus on Contemporary, Post-War, Modern, and Impressionist art. He specialises in business development, client engagement, and the intersection of art with the fields of technology, finance, and philanthropy. As an auctioneer he has first-hand experience of the mechanics of the art market; and through academic study and professional experience of museums and other non-profit organisations, he has a thorough understanding of the entire art ecosystem.

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Analysing the Art Market and Learning
    • How Value is Created
    • Art as an Asset Class and Risk Analysis Art
    • Investment Funds Traditional vs Asset-based Lenders
    • The Future of Art Involving AI and Digital Innovation
  • 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.

    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 past participants around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.

  • 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. 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.

    Age Requirement
    Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older, however, we prefer that students have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience to be able to properly engage in the course.

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.