On the 14th June Easel held its second careers event.The Courtauld Institute of Art generously hosted the day.

The day is designed to celebrate the broad and diverse range of jobs and opportunities in the art industry.

Through a series of carefully curated panel discussions and an array of businesses, institutions, charities and start-ups on offer, we aim to present the art world's ecosystem.

We want attendees to feel inspired to explore opportunities in the art industry and encouraged to speak to those that work in it.

Panel Discussions explored the nuts and bolts of the art world, how to start an art business and what the future of the art industry looks like.

Over 40 industry leaders represented auction houses, art publishing, charities, commercial galleries, digital technologies, finance, higher education, law, museums and much more.

We would like to thank: Art UK, Apollo Magazine, Art History Abroad, Birkbeck University, Charles Russell Speechlys, Christie's, Christie's Education, Damien Hirst studio, The Design Museum, Engage (National Association for Gallery Education), Frame Factory, Hauser and Wirth, Lazarides Gallery, Lyon & Turnbull, Moniker Art Fair, Museum Detox, Paul Mellon Centre, Queen's Fine Art, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Institute, Tagsmart and Artsnap, Tate Ward, The Auction Collective, The Courtauld Institute, The Wallace Collection, Two Temple Place, Victoria Miro, White Cube


Download the 2019 booklet here.


EASEL CAREER FAIR - 8th June 2018

Easel, in partnership with Art History in Schools, hosted our first free arts career fair, at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the 8/9th June 2018.

The two day event was an opportunity for school students, undergraduates and postgraduates to come and talk to educators and industry professionals about their next step. Easel was able to advise on our grant scheme and mentorship programme and we invited universities, schools and arts institutions and charities to attend, have a stand and contribute to the events programme.

We hosted a series of talks and workshops helping students make the next step to employment. They were able to speak to institutions and discover what kind of career they would like to pursue. We hosted workshops to with public speaking and had speakers from masters programmes and from auction houses, museums and galleries to help candidates make an informed decision.

Speakers and exhibitors included Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Christie's Education, Goldsmiths, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Crown Fine Art, Constantine, Two Temple Place, Lyon and Turnbull, Art History Abroad, Association for Art Historians, Museums Association, Art Fund, Bonhams, A New Direction, Bold Tendancies, The Auction Collective and Martin Speed.