Art Market Blog - How Artists Can Invest in Themselves One of the biggest problems that artists face is not having the security of a regular wage and the benefits that go along with regular employment such as a pension.
such a large pool of artists chances are that the financiers of the trust, who receive a small portion of the funds, will profit from the venture even though their motives for investing in such a venture are unlikely to be purely financial. Seems like a win-win situation to me.
The Artist Pension Trust currently has trusts set up in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Mexico, Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. If you are an artist and are interested in being part of the Artist Pension Trust (which you definitely should be) you can apply here (http://www.aptglobal.org)
*Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.