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

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop 2 – The artist as an entrepreneur: Old and new business models in the art market

 International workshop series

TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: RESEARCHING ART MARKET PRACTICES FROM PAST TO PRESENT
December 17-18, 2018
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands

Submission deadline extended to September 21 2018

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the Second International Workshop The artist as an entrepreneur: Old and new business models in the art market, organised by Creative Economy – HKU University of the Arts Utrecht on November 20-21, 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 be used to analyse 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.

Keynote
The conference will be opened by a keynote paper given by a renowned expert on artists’ careers in the contemporary art market – tbc

Topic
The market of the visual arts has been characterised by a traditionally short and apparently simple value chain, where between the supply (the artist) and the demand (collectors, museums) operate 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. On the other hand, at the bottom, a multitude of emerging artists may require greater entrepreneurial skills, where risk-taking, networking and business and financial capacity can crucially complement talent. Continue reading “CFP: “The Artist as an Entrepreneur” (Utrecht, December 17-18, 2018)”