City University London, the Business of the Visual Arts

Buying Art Now: Understanding the British and International Art Markets

City University
Short course from 4 October 2011 - 6 December 2011
Tuesdays 18.30 - 20.30 

The art market is challenging, complex and fast moving.This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for visual artists and individuals who want to open an art gallery or work in the visual arts sector. The course examines the British and international art markets from the perspective of an artist or a young gallery, and explores funding systems for the arts and the roles and relationships between different players in the market. The rise and fall of art prices, the reasons for market volatility and droit de suite and other tax implications will be discussed.In addition sessions also include a visit to a well-known corporate or private art collection as well as attending a fine art auction. The course will provide those starting out or contemplating to work in the art world with an insight into the system and its shortfalls along with a financial acumen.

My individual, dedicated service means that all projects are handled with the utmost discretion, to international museums codes and fine art practice. Experience, knowledge and attention to detail are key elements. Please get in touch to see how I can help you with your requirements. All these services are bespoke and chargeable as agreed in advance.