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Membership in ArtFA

The Art Fund Association (“Art FA”) counts upon the support of members of the art fund industry and other art market professionals in carrying out its initiatives.

As the primary forum where proponents of art investment vehicles are able to come together to discuss best practices, share information about trends in the art world and promote the concept of art funds and art funds of funds to the alternative investment industry, membership in Art FA is a necessary mandate for the spectrum of global practitioners comprising the art fund community.

Art FA is pleased to count among its membership art fund managers, art fund of funds managers, administrators, auditors, lawyers, art dealers, placement agents, art appraisers, art insurers and accredited investors, each of whom enjoy a number of benefits exclusively available to our members.

Our members receive or have access to the following:

  • Opportunities to participate on Art FA’s various working and advisory groups that are instrumental in formulating Art FA’s policy initiatives and agenda.
  • A wealth of information relating to the art fund industry and the general art market, including Art FA’s newsletter, updates on regulatory developments impacting art investment funds, informative notices on new artists and upcoming art events around the globe.
  • Discounts for third party art-related publications.
  • VIP Cards and passes to attend various art fairs throughout the calendar year.
  • Access to an unparalleled network of art fund practitioners.
  • Discounts to Art FA’s various conferences and events.
  • Database of service providers with specific expertise in the formation and governance of art investment funds to draw upon in connection with the start-up and operation of an art fund.
  • Premier pricing and service offerings from service provider sponsors of Art FA, including on the costs of legal, accounting and administration services.
  • Preferred discounts on, and first looks of, artworks offered by Art FA’s roster of supporting art galleries and dealers.

To join Art FA, please fill out the application form by clicking on the following link and remitting to Art FA the appropriate membership fee.


For questions regarding membership in Art FA, please e-mail us at

NOTE: Members of the Press, Employee Search/Recruiting Firms and Non-Accredited Investors not affiliated with an art fund, art fund of funds or art market service provider are not permitted to join Art FA.

No Officer or Director of the Art Fund Association shall receive any financial compensation from any membership fees received from members. All membership fees shall be utilized solely for the conduct of the Art Fund Association's activities in promoting and guiding the art fund industry.

Industry Chatter

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September 9, 2013
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September 19, 2013
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May 30, 2013
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May 20, 2013
'New Era' For Art Markets As Collectors Drop Half a Billion At Christie's Contemporary Sale
February 25, 2013
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February 8, 2013
Art Market Monitor
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July/August 2012
ArtAsia Pacific Magazine
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November 30, 2012
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November 16, 2012
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August 24, 2011
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August 22, 2011
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August 3, 2011
Art Market Monitor
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April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
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February 2, 2011
New York Times
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January 10, 2011
The New York Times
Can't Afford a Picasso? How About a Piece of One?
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Art Market: Masterful Returns
February 17, 2011
Art Fund Sell-Off Boosts Peppy Phillips Contemporary Sale
January 26, 2011
The National
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January 10, 2011
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The Wall Street Journal
The Fine Art of Finance
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
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Events & Training

Past Events

Silent Auction Fundraiser to Benefit the Childhood Cancer Society
October 29th, 2013
@ De Buck Gallery
New York City
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Panel Discussion, "Art & Passion Funds: The New Frontier in Alternative Investments"
Association for Corporate Growth
April 11th, 2013
New York City
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Champagne Reception
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 7th, 2012
5:30pm to 8pm
@ The Murano Grande
South Beach, Miami, FL

Panel Discussion, "Art Funds? Is Now The Time?"
March 4th, 2011
@ The Armory Show
New York City
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Art Funds Give Back
"Masks Around the World"

October 25th, 2010
@ St. Stephen of Hungary School
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