1. Buy art and hang on wall
-Yes I know, stating the bleeding obvious
2. Become an artist
-Think you could be the next Damien Hirst?
3. Invest in an art investment fund
-There are many different art investment funds operating around the world which can be found online by searching for “Art investment fund” but here are a few to get you started:
4. Buy shares in an art related company
-Fancy owning a part of Sotheby’s or artprice.com?
5. Predict future art market movements
-Trade Mei Moses Fine Art Index futures
6. Invest in a fine art rental portfolio
-Some companies allow you purchase a tailored portfolio of art which is then rented out to the corporate sector giving you a rental return as well as the potential for capital gain
7. Get a tax break via a cultural gifts program
-Many countries offer tax breaks for people who donate works of cultural significance to public galleries or museums
8. Adopt an artist
-Invest in an emerging artist and know that you have contributed to the future of contemporary art
9. Adopt an artwork
-FAAN is an online network, which uses a gift economy to connect artists and potential collectors. All of the artworks on view are available for adoption. This means acquiring an artwork without purchasing it, through an arrangement between the artist and collector
10. Get art by subscription
-An easy, innovative and fun way to buy art
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.