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Creating the Middle Class Artist – Elizabeth Hulings

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Elizabeth Hulings is daughter of Clark Hulings and Director of the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists. In this episode of the Thriving Artist podcast, Elizabeth explains how to change the culture by funding, training, connecting, and equipping working artists. Topics include:

  • Creating the Middle Class Artist (vs. stars and starvers)
  • A “Kickstarter” for art and culture
  • Why artists need capital
  • Charity vs. business development for artists
  • Patronage, not parentage – cutting out the middle man
  • A big tent for artists – style agnosticism
  • Exchanging the expertise of artists and art industry professionals
  • Why spread the word: Artists wanted!

Elizabeth lets us see into the world of the working artist in this 22-minute episode, and explains what is needed to make thriving artists the norm. Grab the mp3 to listen on the train or the drive home.

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AvatarDaniel DiGriz
Daniel DiGriz is CHF's Creative Director and Director of Educational Programming. He's a founder at corporate consulting firm Free Agent Source Inc., and Digital Ecologist® at MadPipe which provides creative direction and marketing leadership to multiple firms. His background in Fortune 500 life is in sales and education. Daniel is a corporate storyteller and collector of brand stories who speaks at conferences and hosts podcasts, including The Thriving Artist™ Podcast. His personal website is DiGriz.com.

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