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Art Finance & Innovation

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Art Finance & Innovation

This intensive introduction to the specialised area of art finance provides course participants with detailed context of the global art market.

The course covers topics and debates on issues such as art as an alternative investment, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and art in traditional wealth management, fractional art ownership, and how the rapidly developing market of NFTs and cryptocurrency are impacting an ever-evolving art world. 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. These sessions offer course participants access to the most recent developments in the market for art finance and investment.

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  • Date
    April 6, 2023 – May 12, 2023
  • Time
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. GMT, Thursday and Friday
  • Duration
    6 Weeks
  • Location
  • Topics
    • Art Business
  • Language
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  • Opportunity to gain an understanding of the growth and future direction of the art investment industry from established art finance professionals

  • Understand and anticipate the rapid growth of the digital art and NFT sector

  • Develop the required skills to create innovative art finance enterprises


Anders Petterson

Course Leader: Art Finance and Innovation, 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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  • 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.

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Art investment funds
    • Art exchanges and Fractional ownership
    • Art as an asset class and alternative investments
    • Art lending industry
    • Art and wealth management
    • Art market research: tools and methodologies
    • Art Finance enterprise innovations
    • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and NFT’s
  • Assessment


    The course is assessed via an oral presentation and a practical written brief.

  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world, to be sufficiently prepared for a wide-ranging career within the art industry. 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.