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The Institute for Artists’ Bequests is the training centre for artists’ bequests in Europe.

Looking after an artist’s estate is a demanding task. It requires both doing justice to the artist’s will and striking an appropriate balance between this and the interests of heirs and relatives. Furthermore, the professionalisation of today’s art world requires estate administrators to have in-depth knowledge in various areas such as strategy development, (tax) law, art history, risk management, publications, the art market, public relations and much more. But all this does not mean that one has to shy away from this task. Good estate management can be learned.

The Institute for Artists’ Estates has developed specialised workshops for artists, family members and estate administrators that cover all relevant fields of legacy planning and estate management. Participants are trained in small groups in a special learning atmosphere, benefiting both from the lecturers’ many years of experience and from intensive exchange with their peers. We carefully tailor each programme to suit professional backgrounds and positions as well as individual motivations, whether you are the managing director of a large artists’ foundation or the private administrator of a smaller artists’ estate. As a result, you will gain a comprehensive insight into the day-to-day challenges of estate management, as well as the tools to deal with them and network extensively with others in the field.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Insights into the possible structures of an artist’s estate, the basic pillars of artist estate management and the do’s and don’ts of operational management
  • in a unique learning environment with recognised experts
  • at important art institutions
    to meet in a familiar and concentrated atmosphere
  • exchange ideas on estate planning with other artists

 

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?

  • Artists
  • Family members, relatives and heirs of artists
  • Studio managers
  • Lawyers and tax advisors

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THE SCHLOSSGUT SCHWANTE WORKSHOP 2023

6.-8. September

A 3 day in depth seminar at Schlossgut Schwante close to Berlin, for artists, artists studios, family members, museums and all others engaged in the field of artists’ estates who wants to learn more about creating, preserving, promoting and enhancing a long lasting legacy, accompanied by case studies.
 
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THE LA WORKSHOP 2019

24.-27. SEPTEMBER

THE LA WORKSHOP 2019 IS A 4-DAY SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS PLANING THEIR LEGACIES AND LEGACY CARETAKERS WHO WANT TO PROFESSIONALIZE IN THEIR FIELD.

The LA Workshop gives an in-depth overview of 21st century artist’s legacy planning and management methods, help the participants to identify their individual goals and provides the armamentarium to implement the steps necessary.

In a familial atmosphere of not more than 30 participants, high-profile referents share best practice examples and their state of the art industry knowledge, from legal and tax structuring, over catalogue raisonné making to museum relations and art market strategies.

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THE BERLIN WORKSHOP 2018

20.-22. February

THE BERLIN WORKSHOP 2018 IS A 3-DAY SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNED TO FAMILIARISE ARTISTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WITH THE TOPIC OF POSTHUMOUS CARETAKING AND THE SET UP OF A LEGACY TOOL.

The Berlin Workshop gives an in-depth overview of 21st century artist’s legacy planning and management methods, help the participants to identify their individual goals and provides the armamentarium to implement the steps necessary.
In a familial atmosphere of not more than 25 participants, high-profile referents share best practice examples and their state of the art industry knowledge, from legal and tax structuring, over catalogue raisonné making to museum relations and art market strategies.

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THE LONDON WORKSHOP 2017

09.-12. OCTOBER

THE LONDON WORKSHOP 2017 IS A 4-DAY SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS’ ESTATES AND ARTIST-ENDOWED FOUNDATIONS, DESIGNED TO HELP ALL THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH AN ARTISTS’ LEGACY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PRESERVING, PROMOTING AND ENHANCING IT.

The management of an artists’ estate can be learned. It is an intensive task of great responsibility and involves honoring the artist’s will, while at the same time respecting the interests of heirs and other stakeholders. The course will bring together the participants with experts from relevant fields of artist’s legacy planning and management providing best practice examples and state of the art industry knowledge in an exceptional learning environment for not more than 25 participants. The seminars are accompanied by comprehensive case studies and designed to serve participants of all jurisdictions, irrespective of the particular venue. However, the seminar will also cover specific UK tax and legal questions