What will the UK contemporary art market look like in 2030?

Creative United is thrilled to announce our Future of the Art Market Unconference, scheduled to take place on 13 November 2019 at Somerset House, London.

Produced by Creative United with support from Creative Scotland and in partnership with Vastari.com and UCL Innovation & Enterprise, the Future of the Art Market Unconference is set to be one of the year’s most significant events in the art industry calendar.

Hosted by Somerset House, the event will be a first-of-its-kind opportunity for those working at the intersections of contemporary art practice, technology, social change and commerce to come together, both virtually and physically, to debate current and emerging trends in the contemporary art market in the UK.
By recognising the need for a forum to review and respond to the transformations impacting the art world today, from blockchain to Brexit, Creative United will be leading the way with this event.
The Future of the Art Market Unconference will promote a collaborative, proactive dialogue shaped by its participants, without the top-down, rigid approach of conventional panel discussions and presentations. These sessions will not have a nominated leader, therefore everyone will have an opportunity to voice and discuss their opinions with their peers.

The themes to be covered will be crowdsourced on the event’s website – https://fotam.creativeunited.org.uk

24 hours before the Unconference itself, a revealing new Future of the Art Market Report will be published by Creative United in partnership with Arts Council England, Arteïa, Creative Scotland and DACS. It promises to be a compelling read for anyone interested in (re)defining their practice and position in the art world.
Authored by Lucy Rose Sollitt, the Report surveys the significant changes that have occurred in the contemporary art market over the past 15 years and explores the dominant issues and trends that are likely to have an impact on the size and shape of the market in the decades to come. Amongst others, guest contributors to the report include writer and curator Penny Rafferty and artist Harm van den Dorpel.

Click here to view and download the Report.

Join the online conversation – #FOTAMUK