Serving The Visual Artist
Professionals With the Will to Thrive
"I want to build a sustainable business in art, and I'm learning a lot to give structure to the way I think about that."
"The content was so rich. There is so much to tap into. I feel overwhelmed in a good way."
"I'm at this forum because I'm an emerging artist. I have the products but I don't know what to do with the products..."
"This feels like I found my tribe. These folks are speaking my language. This is what I want to know about."
CHF's Digital Campus equips working artists with a community of peers and industry leaders, continually added art-business courses and educational media, and access to instructors through virtual office hours.
The Art-Business Accelerator offers a limited number of working artists with demonstrated viability and interest an interactive business-education resulting in accelerated careers and advanced entrepreneurial skills.
Advocacy & Outreach
Through The Thriving Artist Podcast, direct media outreach, and fostering local exchanges across art industry lines, CHF connects working artists with resources, training, and a stronger peer community.
All In—For a World of Art
"Let's get right to the point. We're asking for your help. The Clark Hulings Fund is a nonprofit that relies on conscientious support from people like you. If everyone reading this gives $10/month, we can continue creating a thriving cultural economy of art and artists for years. Imagine a world where art prevails."
- Elizabeth Hulings, Director
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Connect With Artists & Art Industry Professionals
"I’m more confident when applying for grants (and recently received one!). Having a brand story has definitely helped."
We are more divorced from the natural world than at any time in our species’ history. Through his paintings of the wilderness, and of cities and small towns just before dawn, Jonathan Keeton inspires in us a sense of awe at the mystery of being alive on this planet. [profile]
"[CHF] is training me to think of the business side of my studio practice much more consistently."
Art is a powerful storyteller, but when it comes to public art, too many people are left out of the narrative. James Moore’s sculptures combine figurative and abstract elements to deliver visual experiences that are accessible, engaging, and relevant to the communities he’s serving. [profile]
"Because of CHF, I am feeling more empowered to believe that I can make it as a full-time artist."
We live in a disposable world that often diminishes our most important memories. By elevating cherished objects and elements from nature in her paintings, Andie Freeman highlights our shared stories and connects us to the deeper meaning of our lives. [profile]
Thriving Artist™ Podcast
Writer James D. Balestrieri: “An artist really shouldn’t care about being in the canon. They should do what they do, which is what Clark Hulings did: work at their work.”
You’ll tinker with and refine your brand story until you die or get rich, whichever comes first. First, talk about why you’re doing what you’re doing.
For Members & Above
Collaborate with CHF to more fully serve your constituency through sponsorship and programming. CHF extends organizations' existing social mission and enables firms to fulfill corporate social responsibility through meaningful programs that concentrate on the arts and entrepreneurship.
Make your investment count. Our programs produce measurable, sustainable change. Champion the arts, entrepreneurship, and economic change through tax-free avenues of philanthropy with demonstrable ROI. Your generous gift will have a disproportionate impact.
Tell an artist or group of artists about CHF. Get them to register for the portal. Invite your small group to a CHF talk about business education for working artists. Promote the Art Business Conference to your email, blog, and social audience. Log in to the Thriving Art Exchange and share your presence and expertise.