Welcome to the RBC Emerging Artists Series in partnership with Masterpiece and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. A unique resource for emerging artists, topics in this series address many of the practical issues faced in the development of a professional artistic career - knowledge that is essential to the daily management of the profession, yet often isn't spoken about.

Supporting the arts is a long-standing priority at RBC. We recognise the important role they play in building vibrant communities and strong economies. We also acknowledge the struggle many artists go through to gain the recognition they need to become successful in their practice. We hope you’ll use this resource to inform and support your career as an artist.


Through participation in this series, emerging artists will learn how to navigate the art world and support themselves as creative practitioners.

Session 1: The Art Ecosystem (and Where you Fit Within It)

Dan Vo, Course Leader, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Session 2: Valuing Your Work and Time

Dr Errol Francis, CEO Culture&, artist and educator

Session 3: Promoting Yourself Effectively

Julie Bentley, Co-Founder and Director of After; Owner and Director of 163 Gallery

Session 4: Seeking Gallery Representation

Dr Amy Mechowski, Course Leader, Museums and Galleries Semester, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Session 5: The Devil’s in the Detail – Contracts, Commissions and Fees

Tom Christopherson, Art Lawyer and Consultant Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Session 6: Managing Relationships with Collectors and Dealers

Corrie Jackson, Senior Curator, Royal Bank of Canada

Session 7: What’s Yours? Intellectual Property in the Digital Era

Gareth Fletcher, Program Director, MA Art Logistics, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

RBC has a longstanding commitment to supporting the arts and is proud to be the Principal Partner of Masterpiece London for the 8th year. Through innovative partnerships and initiatives, we continue to focus on championing creativity and building the next generation of artistic talent. The well-established RBC Art Collection, and RBC Emerging Artists Project are testament to our celebration of all artistic expression.

Welcome to the RBC Emerging Artist Series

Prue Thompson, Senior Director, Head of Marketing & Client Engagement, RBC Wealth Management

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