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Remembering Paula Ensign

“Though shocked and saddened by Paula’s passing, one only has to look at her lighthearted and cheerful paintings to feel joy once again.”

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An Artist to Watch: 2019 Fellow James Moore

2019 Accelerator Fellow James Moore has had a particularly great year, with new contracts; he was named a finalist for a public art project in Sunnyvale, CA.

Art and Science Work Best Together for Kristin LeVier

Fusing Two Passions is an Art—And a Science

Kristin LeVier exemplifies being a thriving artist by taking two of her passions and using them both to strengthen each other—and she isn’t the only one.

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

Laying out in carefully-researched detail the part that artists play in today’s economy, CHF data analysis team Daniel DiGriz and Lily Dulberg sat down to talk details on the latest episode of The Thriving ArtistTM podcast.

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The Results Are In: Art-Business Training Works

75% of artists increased their sales and marketing, tracked their sales more effectively, AND made more of their total income from making and selling art. Art-business training works.

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Successful Art-Business Event in Santa Fe!

44 artists upped their game at our Santa Fe Art-Business Conference. You or an artist you know can still register for the November conference in Virginia!

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Don’t Miss the Virginia Art-Business Conference!

The Virginia event starts with a Thriving Art Exchange, followed by two days of entrepreneurial training for artists, including how to develop a career blueprint.

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Our 2019 Accelerator Fellows Are Learning to Thrive

Learn more about our 15 extraordinary Fellows and see how these professional working artists are driving their careers and businesses forward.

The Thriving Artist Podcast Makes the Top Ten

The Thriving Artist™️ Podcast Makes the Top Ten

With over 90,000 downloads, we’ve reached listeners in 111 countries and all 50 states. Now we’ve made the top ten. Isn’t it time you tuned in and got inspired?

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We’re a semifinalist for the 2019 Drucker Prize!

The first round of the Drucker prize focuses on finding associations that best meet Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: “Change that creates a new dimension of performance”.

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Register Now for the Santa Fe Art-Business Conference

Taking place September 16, 17, and 18 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, this might be one of our best events yet.

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CHF Responds to The New York Times

The biggest hurdle we face is helping artists to overcome the archaic belief that they don’t deserve to make a sustainable living from their work.

Creatively And Successfully Run Your Business

Creatively And Successfully Run Your Business

Mary McBride is a international speaker, an executive coach, editor of Catalyst, and the chair of the Arts and Cultural Management and Design Management graduate programs at Pratt Institute School […]

CHF Annual Report 2018

It’s The Annual Report And We Are Thriving

Another year has gone by and the numbers are in: The Clark Hulings Fund has grown bigger and better. Our data shows that 100% of our Fellows are now clear […]

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Catch Up On The Latest Thriving Art Exchange

We did another Thriving Art Exchange on Monday, April 1st, but even if you missed it, you can get caught up online. Our colleagues in South Florida generously co-hosted our […]

Students at CHF metro DC conference by Kelly Heck

A Weekend of Art-Business Education and Inspiration

Education, inspiration, and community-building. That’s what CHF’s learning events are all about. We saw the impact, reflected in the voices and faces of the artists who joined us in the […]

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What Not To Do When Outsourcing Your Business

Building a brand for your business is hard, but maintaining it is even harder. Can you delegate work while maintaining a clear and compelling brand story? CHF Education & Messaging […]

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Tighten Your Sales Strategy and Refuse to Compromise

Recently-graduated CHF Art-Business Accelerator Fellow Donna Lee Nyzio might paint coastal themes, but she isn’t going to coast through as a painter without a plan. In this episode of The […]

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The #1 Reason Artists Should Visit the DC Area This Month

Mid-March in our nation’s capital can only mean one thing for artist-entrepreneurs: CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference! (Okay, sure, there are beautiful cherry blossoms as well, but when was the last […]

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An Inspiring Weekend of Art-Business Learning in Florida

Thank you, Broward County, for co-hosting CHF’s latest Art-Business Conference, and to our event sponsor Wells Fargo. We’re also grateful to the artists who traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for what proved […]

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Congratulations to our 2018 Accelerator Fellows!

For two years, we’ve worked closely with the 12 talented visual artists in our Art-Business Accelerator. Through monthly workshops, labs, small-group meetings, and one-on-one customized support, we’ve pushed our senior-level […]

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CHF Selects the Newest Class of Accelerator Fellows

After poring over all of the applications, we are thrilled to name the 16 visual artists who will be joining our 2019 Art-Business Accelerator program in January. It was extremely […]

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Calling Artist-Entrepreneurs to Our Nation’s Capital

If you’re a visual artist in the mid-Atlantic US, drive your art career forward at CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference, March 23rd -24th at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, […]

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Counting Down to Our Florida Art-Business Conference – February 1 & 2

Attention, Florida-area artists: Equip yourself to thrive at our upcoming Art-Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Develop tangible business goals, come up with a plan for achieving them, and connect with your […]