Georgina Adam Act Programme

Francesca Bellini-Joseph

Founder of Art Career Transformation, Art Patron, Online Educator since 2014.  


Francesca is Founding Chair of the International Council of the Fondation Maeght in the South of France⏤, a group of international art patrons who support the institution and its impressive collection of 20th Century art. She is a member of Tate's Executive Committee and the Latin American Acquisition Committee (LAAC), which support Tate's art collection, exhibition programmes, conservation and learning strategies. She supports various other art institutions in the UK and Colombia, such as Delfina Foundation and Gasworks in London, FLORA Ars + Natura and MAMBO in Bogotá. 

Francesca's first experience as an educator was working as a guide for the Banco de la República while she was studying for a BA in Fine Arts at the University Of The Andes in Bogotá in the early 2000s. She toured underprivileged children around La Donación Botero and, for the first time, she witnessed how sharing knowledge about art can transform people's understanding of their lives and surroundings, and more importantly their expectations for their future.

She then wrote about art for non-specialized newspapers and magazines, a role she saw as an opportunity to reach new audiences in a pre-social-media world. 

In 2014, Francesca became Course Leader of the Online Department from Sotheby's Institute Global Online. She teaches Sotheby's' popular online course, 'Art as a global business: Dynamics of the art market'⏤ , also available in Spanish since 2020 through a partnership with Mexico's Centro. This is the first online course Sotheby's Online delivers in a language other than English, as part of a pre-pandemic decision to expand their online courses further internationally.

Francesca created Art Career Transformation ACT! during the first lockdown in 2020. She brings her expertise in online education, her long experience in the art world, and her extensive network to our programmes.

She holds an MA in Art Business (Distinction) at Sotheby’s Institute (London) and a BA in Fine Arts from La Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá).