The CHF Thriving Art Exchange Digital Version of Regional Ecosystems
Why An Exchange
A healthy art ecosystem creates the conditions for all its participants to thrive. Industries in which some members are isolated or disempowered, and others rooted in silos, do not create the optimal conditions for prosperity. The key to a thriving visual arts industry is collaboration by all stakeholders from government and corporate decision-makers to nonprofit administrators, gallerists, retailers, educators, collectors, and individual working artists. We thrive when we all work to ensure that each cohort thrives, and when we secure a vibrant exchange of value and collaborative decision-making.
A Community of Stakeholders
The Thriving Art Exchange brings together diverse stakeholders to offer big ideas and engage in spirited debate in the forum. Unlike a social media venue in which people drop in, toss out a remark or two, and evaporate or, worse, dig in and troll, exchange participants are encouraged to invest in a real presence and work together for the benefit of all.
YOUR voice is needed in this dialogue. Each stakeholder is an essential part of a broader community and the industry at large. CHF is strengthening ecosystems on the ground, regionally, and then extending that capability through digital group formation, to continue to nurture and support those communities. The digital version of "TAE" also connects ecosystems to each other for collaboration.
More than a forum page.
This is a Community
Both digital and face to face interactions serve as a starting point, where relationships are forged and next steps are planned. This is where a flourishing art economy begins.
The Digital Version
If you don't have an account (login), you can create one here. There's a free version for those who only want to access the Exchange and a sampling of courses in our digital campus. If you're an artist who wants the full ride with digital courses in growing an art business, there are several membership options. Once you have created an account, and logged in, the doorway page to the community is here.
Face to Face Exchanges
CHF holds several Art Business Conferences per year, with Thriving Art Exchange events built in. Whether you're a governmental or nonprofit leader, artist, collector, gallerist, art educator, retailer, or play some other role in the visual arts industry, we'd love your participation. There's an incredible opportunity to revitalize the culture and our shared industry, creating the conditions for all stakeholders to flourish.