The inaugural CHF Virginia Art-Business Conference will take place November 7–9, 2019. The conference kicks off with a Thriving Art Exchange event at the Belmont Estate, November 7th from 12–5:30 pm, featuring dialogue with working artists and other industry stakeholders, including municipal, college, and nonprofit arts administrators, collectors, gallerists, retailers, and more.
Programming for November 8–9 is custom-made for working artists and artisans. Join us at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus from 8 am–5 pm for high-level presentations and interactive sessions designed to educate and support artists in becoming self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Topics include setting a viable business objective and action plan, honing a brand story, understanding sales channels and effective pricing, developing sales strategies, and building a dynamic peer network.
The Art-Business Conference is presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists in partnership with the Stafford County Virginia Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the University of Mary Washington, and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism.