How to Become an Art Consultant


Art Consultant Job Description

Art consultants are hired by corporations, hotels, health care facilities, interior designers and private collectors. Art consultants provide assistance for those looking for a piece of art to give spaces a specific feel.


Art consultants must have a good eye for interior design. Every client has specific and different taste than the last, which will provide new challenges with every project for the art consultant.



Typical Job Duties

• Meet with clients to discuss the space that requires artwork, and must communicate effectively with clients throughout the consultation process

• May offer custom framing, allowing the artwork to flow perfectly in specific spaces

• Install or place the artwork in such a way that it will achieve the overall look, mood or feel that the client desires

• May be involved in art appraisal due to their expertise in the field of artwork

• Work closely with local, national and international galleries, as well as local artists and other reliable art sources in order to provide the best and most broad range of art possible for their clients

• May commission artwork to be custom made for clients, or for special occasions

• Work with a variety of budgets and spaces

• Must maintain good relationship with various artists, galleries, their managers and proprietors

• Must stay up to date with the newest trends in the art community



Scholarships for Becoming an Art Consultant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Consultant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting started in this line of work. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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