The CHF Art-Business Conference

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State of the Art Industry Conference Technology is Transforming the Business of Art—What You Need to Know.

Sep 13-Nov 19, 2021
With Special In-Person Events in Santa Fe, NM October 18-20

If you’re newer to technology—or see tech as being separate from or opposed to your creative life—you’re in the right place to find out how to make it work for you and your art business. If you’re at the cutting edge of crypto art and running a digital empire, you’re in the right place, too! Humans have explored technology since we walked upright, and in the tens of thousands of years between stone blades and iPhones, technological change has inspired and disrupted us over and over again. When it comes down to it, it’s all about tools and the communities that use them. You can love technology, hate it, or be ambivalent—but don’t settle for being uninformed or intimidated—you and your work are too valuable for that. Artists are at the forefront of invention: economically, as storytellers, and as creative visionaries and problem-solvers. It’s a big job, but you don’t have to do it alone. CHF is here to navigate this changing world with you, with a proven track record of impact and success.

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CHF's Art-Business Conferences

CHF delivers mini-accelerators all over the country where artists receive intensive business training, develop professional networks and join with decision-makers, influencers, and funders—on an equal footing—to begin redefining their local arts ecosystem for mutual success.

If you’d like to have the next Art-Business Conference focused on your group, region or community, start talking to some stakeholders that can help put it together (funding and promotion) and let us know of your interest. We’re happy to help you make the case for tremendous impact.

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Virtualize Your Art Career ™ Conference

Quick to pivot during the pandemic, CHF beamed into artists’ homes and studios with an 11-session virtual interactive art-business learning accelerator. It was delivered through live streaming video and digital chat, led by seasoned business leaders, and included a day of interviews with industry experts about “the new normal.”

Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurial Training in Virginia for Pro Artists

Art-Business Conference – Virginia

Our three-day conference kicks off on Nov. 7th with a dialogue between artists and other industry stakeholders at the Belmont Estate. The next two days, at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus, will feature presentations and interactive sessions to support artists in becoming self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Register here!


Art-Business Conference – Santa Fe

This three-day event will feature high-level presentations and interactive sessions designed to educate and support artists in becoming self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Artists join other industry stakeholders for a full day of CHF’s Thriving Art Exchange, engaging in a spirited debate and developing strategies for achieving shared goals.

DC Workshop

Art-Business Conference – Washington DC

If you’re a visual artist in the mid-Atlantic US, drive your career forward at our metro DC Art-Business Conference. Connect with your peers as you learn how to build a business plan, price your work for profit, and develop a brand story. Art is a business, and artists should run it; CHF helps you do that.

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Art-Business Conference – Ft. Lauderdale

Attention, Florida-area artists: Get out of the studio, meet other working artists, and take your business to the next level at our upcoming Art-Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Develop tangible business goals, come up with a plan for achieving them, and start building a powerful professional network.

Art Business Summit - Dallas - Fort Worth

Art-Business Conference – Dallas

The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages, and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event.

ArtExpo New York — Topics & Trends

ArtExpo New York — Topics & Trends

The panel, at 2:45pm, is entitled “Mightier Marketing for Visual Artists,” and will be given by Clark Hulings Fund Marketing and Education Director Daniel DiGriz. The talk will cover: understanding your audience to create messages that resonate; combining marketing channels to increase audience reach; turning an art practice into a compelling ongoing narrative and engaging social story; and collaborating with other artists to produce professional grade marketing events on a shoestring.

Santa Fe NM Art Event

Art-Business Conference – Santa Fe

Take an in-person deep dive into the business side of your practice as a visual artist. Build your power-collective of fellow artists and industry professionals, and create a truly effective action plan for your own business (to grow your career). Cultivate relationships with galleries. Leverage sales strategies for art (like wholesaling). Maximize digital sales of your work. Price your work for maximum revenue. Create sales and marketing messages that truly resonate with your audience.

Denver Event

Art-Business Conference – Denver

Concerned about your future as a professional artist? Overwhelmed by the fast-paced technological changes driving the global art market? Not sure how to use innovations like social media? Worried about finding collectors for your work, creating and controlling your market, and earning a living?

Santa Fe Conference

Art-Business Conference – Santa Fe

The Arts Business Institute and Bridges to Santa Fe present form & concept, a development event for professional artists. The event will take place April 1-2, 2017, and speakers will cover topics like how to price strategically, licensing your work, and much more. Elizabeth Hulings, the founder and director of The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, is the keynote speaker at the event.


OUR MISSION: to help professional visual artists compete in an increasingly complex marketplace by providing them with strategic business support, training, and targeted financial assistance.

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