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Innovation and Finance in the Art Market


Innovation and Finance in the Art Market

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 for more information and a discount code.

This introduction to the specialised area of art and finance provides course participants with a detailed overview and understanding of the increasing focus on art as an asset class.

The course covers topics and debates on issues including using art in traditional wealth management, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and art as an alternative investment. It will also cover how the rapidly developing market of tokenisation and fractionalization of art is impacting the art market aided by technological innovations in the industry.

Participants will hear from guest speakers currently working in the art and finance world, learning about the market in real-time. In addition, the sessions will introduce a set of analytical tools and methodologies for better understanding the performance and the dynamics of the art market and provide access to the most recent developments in the market for art finance and investment.

  • Price
    Enroll in 2 or more In-Person Professional Courses within the same term for a discounted rate, contact admissions for a discount code.
  • Register
  • Date
    Spring | April 15 - 19
  • Time
    10am – 4pm GMT
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Location
  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Specializations & Skills
  • Language
  • Contact Admissions

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn analytical tools to better understand the art market and its intricacies.

  • Be positioned to better evaluate the risk and returns of art investment.

  • Opportunity to gain an understanding of the growth and future direction of the art and finance industry and the role of art as an asset class.

  • Understand and anticipate the rapid growth in digital innovation in the global art market.


Anders Petterson

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.

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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 alumni 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.