Regular Contributors of CHF Content
- Elizabeth Hulings
- Daniel DiGriz
- Elaine Grogan Luttrull
A new openness about prices has changed the way art is bought and sold. The president of artnet details the impacts of this shift.
Professional artists must simultaneously articulate a unique message, maintain the health of their art business, and set themselves apart from the pack.
We often refuse to let other people sit with something that’s been said and just breathe in it for a few moments. We fix it. Before it’s even broken.
Art isn’t a job like making widgets, where you’re content to do the same thing over and over again for the rest of your life.
Visual artists cut a little straighter to the bone. They don’t have to obsess about the small stuff because if they can’t buy something they need, they’ll probably make it.
No one remembers “professionals” built according to the factory model, with its cattle call for generic, processed types. The rest of us want to meet originals.
CEO thinking—and being an artist-CEO in particular—requires extending ourselves, growing into it, moving up from our inner VP, which was probably an upgrade from our inner manager and inner shift supervisor.
Whether you work as a city planner or a nurse or a school administrator, environments that feed your spirit help you work smarter, better, and more efficiently.
Being real about what we can outsource requires us to acknowledge that there’s no escape from doing the work. You can’t outsource a business; you can only outsource FROM a business.
If you’re still going it alone and digging through a mish-mash of help videos and course-selling sites, you can stop that now. Artists now have a place to acquire essential entrepreneurial skills AND connect with other artists.
Strike up the band. Let there be dancing. We just passed 60K, and the cake won’t hold all the candles!