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This course will explain the links between art, business, and the market by exploring the roles of various organizations, institutions, and individuals within the global art landscape. Those exploring career paths in the arts or considering a career change will benefit from the expertise of leaders in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. These include curators, directors, writers, specialists, market reporters, artists and advisors at prominent art world venues such as museums, galleries, foundations, auction houses, and public relations firms. Through lectures and site visits, participants will gain an understanding of the numerous professional paths available in the art world.

Students will learn:

  • To identify the various careers in the art world and how they relate to each other.
  • To compare the variety of career trajectories within the art world and understand what it means to be an art world professional, as explained by leading experts in the field.
  • To navigate confidently the contemporary art landscape in New York and beyond.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Dates: July 6 – July 17, 2020
    Times: Monday – Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, 6th floor.
  • Faculty


    Coming in early 2020.
    Our instructors are award-winning Sotheby's Institute faculty, recognized thought leaders, and professional experts in the art world.
  • Sample Topics & Site Visits

    Sample Topics & Site Visits

    Sample Topics:

    • The Art World Today

    • The Interdependent Links between Art, Business, and the Market

    • The Numerous Professional Paths Available in the Art World

    • Contextualizing the Roles of Organizations, Institutions, and Individuals in the Global Art World

    • Career Paths in the Arts: Non-Profit and For-Profit Sectors

    • Navigating the Contemporary Art Landscape

    • Artist Management and Estate Management

    • Marketing, PR, and Communications

    • Writing and Publishing

    Past site visits have included:
    Sotheby’s Auction House, art galleries, the Manhattan Chelsea neighborhood, art storage & logistics companies, the Museum of Modern Art, and more.
    Past guest speakers have included:
    Auction house specialists, gallery directors, art appraisers, experts in art logistics & entrepreneurship, museum curators & educators, and art critics
    Each summer, faculty update their syllabi to reflect current trends and exhibitions. Topics are not comprehensive and are subject to change.
  • Certificate Of Completion

    Certificate Of Completion

    The New York - Summer Institute offers its courses on a non-credit basis. Participants who attend the majority of classes receive a digital Certificate of Completion. This certificate can easily be added to social media networks.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Course: $2,450
    Institute Fees:

    • A $50 registration fee is a beginning March 16, 2020

    • This fee increases to $100 on May 14, 2020

    Course fees include course-based site visits, materials, and guest speakers. Transportation and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant.
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  • Further Details

    Further Details

    While our New York – Summer Institute is non-residential, our Housing Resources page provides essential information and external resources for participants researching their options. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
    All courses are conducted in English; a good working knowledge of the language’s spoken and written form is recommended, although no certification is required.
    International participants should review the U.S. Government’s official Visa website and contact their country of origin's embassy/government office before registering. Our New York – Summer Institute continuing education, non-credit courses do not qualify for student visa sponsorship.

    Register for Multiple Courses to Save:

    • $2450 for a 2-week course;

    • $5800 for a 4-week course and a 2-week course ($400 savings);

    • $4600 for two 2-week courses ($300 savings)

    Further offers may apply for additional coursework.
  • Registration And Contact Information

    Registration And Contact Information

    The New York – Summer Institute is open to anyone at least eighteen years with a high school diploma or the equivalent. Registration requires basic personal information and full payment by credit or debit card.
    Website registration is available from our website 24/7. Our Terms & Conditions include information on program details and cancellation policies. Once registration information and payment are received, an email confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hours.
    For further information, course advisement, or registration assistance, please contact: Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor

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