CFP: “The Artist as an Entrepreneur & Career Paths” (Utrecht, December 17-18, 2018)

HKU is pleased to invite you to participate to the Second International Workshop

The Artist as an Entrepreneur & Career Paths

organised by Creative Economy – HKU University of the Arts Utrecht on December 17-18 2018. This workshop is part of the

International Workshops Series
“Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present”

jointly organised by ART-Dev University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, Creative Economy-HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and IESA & Institute of Historical Research, London.

Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the series aims at bringing together scholars from different disciplines and areas of study of the art market to confront key issues and related methodologies that can add knowledge and evidence about the structures and principals of the art market. The first workshop was on art collectors and the third one will be on the emerging art market.

Topic: the market of the visual arts has been characterised by a traditionally short and apparently simple value chain, where between the supply (artists) and the demand (collectors, museums) there is a growing variety of intermediaries (art galleries, dealers, critics, auction houses and, more recently, fairs and online platforms).

The artist’s labour market is highly selective and uncertain, where most successful artists at the top of professional careers correspond to global celebrity brands; more at the bottom, a multitude of emerging artists may require greater entrepreneurial skills, where risk-taking, networking and business and financial capacity crucially complement talent.

Abstracts of papers of up to 300 words (in English) on the above mentioned topics should be sent to before September 15, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be given by September 30, 2018. Full papers (about 10,000 words) need to be submitted prior to the workshop before November 30, 2018.

More details available on Utrecht Call for Papers:

Utrecht Artist Call.pdf