As a platform for art world leaders to come together in a forum to discuss the most pressing current issues facing our industry, this conference will do its part to engage and educate the industry on critical business and global issues, including the impact of and how to deal with massive disruptions like COVID-19. As such, Observer has launched a series of standalone webinars designed to offer skill sharing and practical advice on navigating the rapid changes to the art market. These webinars are free of charge to all. Register below.
May 18th Webinar Series
How Do I Pitch This? COVID-19 and The Changing Landscape for Communications Specialists in the Arts
Time: 12:00 PM
This webinar explores how COVID-19 has changed the media landscape for communications professionals in the arts. With many publications scaling back, PR firms losing clients, and an all around question of "is pitching tone deaf?", what does the future of publications look like, digital and print? What kind of coverage is appropriate and what kind of coverage do clients want right now? This webinar pulls together top publicists and communications experts for real conversation and insights.
This webinar is designed for publicists, media, and communications specialists working in the arts, as well as other gallery and museum professionals who have external communication duties as part of their role.
Adam Mrlik (Manager of Communications, The Morgan Library & Museum)
Molly Krause (Founder, krause co.)
Hannah Gompertz (Director of Communications and Marketing, Dia Art Foundation)
Marcella Zimmermann (Vice President, Cultural Counsel)
State of the Art Market - Case Studies and a Look Ahead
By mid-May, the United States will have spent two and a half months responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This online panel will gather representatives from various parts of the commercial art world to discuss the present state of the art market, what we have learned so far, what we can expect in the coming months and case studies for future alternative models for both exhibitions and dealerships.
This webinar is designed for gallerists, dealers, auction house professionals, art advisors as well as other commercial art professionals who want to remain informed about the most pressing industry issues and new initiatives across various sectors of the art market.
Juliet Helmke (Senior Editor, Arts & Culture, Observer)
Elyse Luray (Trust and Estates, Heritage Auctions, NYC)
Nicole Berry (Executive Director, The Armory Show)
John Cahill (Partner, OLSOFF | CAHILL | COSSU LLP)
Elena Soboleva (Director of Online Sales, David Zwirner)