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Managing the artist’s legacy: planning for the future

Two-day workshop

Short course

  • 24 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
  • 25 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
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Managing the artist's legacy

Photo: Evan Hutchinson

Join us for the second course in our two-part series on managing an artist’s legacy. Leading experts in the fields of estate planning, financial management, and law, including contracts, will discuss best practice when designing and implementing a strategy to preserve, promote and enhance the value of an artist’s work, both now and into the future, with a particular focus on planning for the future.

Speakers include:

Catherine Hill | Partner, Forsters, London
Richard Calvocoressi | Director and Senior Curator, Gagosian London
Amanda Gray | Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya, London
Simon Gillespie | Simon Gillespie Studio
Frances Griffiths | Legacy Manager, Royal Academy of Arts

The artist’s legacy: planning for the future

If attending to business matters can be demanding, it can be harder still to set one’s mind to the task of planning for the future and what will happen after we’re gone. Over the course of these two days, leading experts will guide you through processes to ensure your estate can be managed in accordance with your wishes.

Day one – Saturday 24 March
Estate planning and financial management

Session one (10am – 1pm)
Wills and probate
Writing a will is something everyone should do, but is particularly important for artists to be mindful of the full extent of what their estate planning needs to accomplish. This session looks to explore creating a will to deal effectively with all your assets, aims and intentions.

Session two (2pm – 5pm)
Estate planning, tax and wealth management
The second part of the day includes a full consideration of the tax aspects of estate planning, including business and inheritance taxes, as well as real estate, philanthropy, and issues arising from assets held in different international jurisdictions.

Day two – Sunday 25 March
Ongoing obligations – protecting your estate

Session one (10am – 1pm)
Legal issues and contracts
From contracts of sale to protecting the artist’s resale right, we examine the law you need to know to protect your own interests, and those of your dependants.

Session two (2pm – 5pm)
Conservation considerations
Conservation experts explore the physical conservation of artists’ works and materials with reference to successful conservation projects of historic works, and also considerations of conservation associated with contemporary and new media art.

This expert-led workshop will provide cutting edge information and skills in planning and management relevant for living artists and their families. It is also relevant to advisers and collectors who are interested in protecting and enhancing the value of artist’s estates.

This is the second in a two-part series of courses on Managing the artist’s legacy. To view the first course, click here. Courses are available to book as individual weekends or as a series.

For concession rates available for professional artists and their immediate families please contact Mary Ealden, Academic Programmes Manager – mary.ealden@royalacademy.org.uk.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 24 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
  • 25 March 2018, 10am — 5pm

The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£480 for the weekend. Concession rates are available for artists and their immediate families. Please contact Mary Ealden, Academic Programmes Manager, mary.ealden@royalacademy.org.uk.