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Creatively And Successfully Run Your Business

Creatively And Successfully Run Your Business

Mary McBride is a international speaker, an executive coach, editor of Catalyst, and the chair of the Arts and Cultural Management and Design Management graduate programs at Pratt Institute School […]

Blue Fin XXX by Elinore Schnurr

Sales Conversations: Don’t Fix Everything

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.

How to Sell More Art

How to Sell More Art? An Unexpected Answer

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.

Key Role of Artists in Transforming Our Communities

The Key Role of Artists in Transforming Our Communities—W.C. Richardson

In this “Spotlight” interview with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Richardson discusses changes in the art industry, academia, and our culture at large, including the many ways that artists enrich our communities.

Writers Learn from Visual Artists

What Literary Artists Can Learn from Visual Artists

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.

CHF Annual Report 2018

It’s The Annual Report And We Are Thriving

Another year has gone by and the numbers are in: The Clark Hulings Fund has grown bigger and better. Our data shows that 100% of our Fellows are now clear […]

CHF Director Elizabeth Hulings

DC Area Artists Get Down to Business

As Elizabeth Hulings kicked off the first working session, “Blueprint Your Career,” she encouraged participants to shoot for a career goal in that sweet spot between achievable and quixotic. “You want to have butterflies in your stomach,” she said, “without feeling like you’re going to be sick.”

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Pairing Art with Buyers—CHF Interviews Joyce Creiger

In this Q&A with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Joyce talks about the changes she’s witnessed over more than four decades in the industry, and describes the process of matching artwork to client.

Empty Professionalism

Professionals Need Not Apply—Originals Only

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.

Graffiti Wall Art Thriving Art Exchange

Catch Up On The Latest Thriving Art Exchange

We did another Thriving Art Exchange on Monday, April 1st, but even if you missed it, you can get caught up online. Our colleagues in South Florida generously co-hosted our […]

Students at CHF metro DC conference by Kelly Heck

A Weekend of Art-Business Education and Inspiration

Education, inspiration, and community-building. That’s what CHF’s learning events are all about. We saw the impact, reflected in the voices and faces of the artists who joined us in the […]

Streaming Museum exhibition in Antarctica

Creating and Disseminating Public Art Internationally, in Real Time—CHF Interviews Nina Colosi

In this Q&A with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Nina discusses ways that art can harness technology to disseminate visionary ideas and spur creativity; the value of interdisciplinary collaboration; and art as a practical tool for problem-solving.

Artist as CEO

CHF Panel Presents “Artists Taking Charge of Their Business”

CHF has organized this panel to discuss how artists can take charge of their business in today’s art market.

People of CHF

What Not To Do When Outsourcing Your Business

Building a brand for your business is hard, but maintaining it is even harder. Can you delegate work while maintaining a clear and compelling brand story? CHF Education & Messaging […]

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Tighten Your Sales Strategy and Refuse to Compromise

Recently-graduated CHF Art-Business Accelerator Fellow Donna Lee Nyzio might paint coastal themes, but she isn’t going to coast through as a painter without a plan. In this episode of The […]

Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Cultur

Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Culture

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.

Donna Nyzio painting by the shore

Determining Where You Belong in the Art Industry—Donna Lee Nyzio

Based in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Donna captures and preserves the maritime history of the eastern seaboard, whose images come alive in her work.

cherry blossoms in front of Washington Monument

The #1 Reason Artists Should Visit the DC Area This Month

Mid-March in our nation’s capital can only mean one thing for artist-entrepreneurs: CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference! (Okay, sure, there are beautiful cherry blossoms as well, but when was the last […]

Rocket To Space Laurent Newman

Boosting Artists, Our Non-Obsolete Workforce

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.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

The Truth and BS About Outsourcing Large Chunks of Your Business

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.

CHF Florida Panel

CHF Gets South Florida Talking Art Business

These amazing women led a spirited discussion that covered a lot of ground, including how to find public art and grant opportunities; getting involved with south Florida’s local gallery scene; and making art fairs work for you.

Nadia Fairlamb & Gregg Chadwick

Comrades in Art—Accelerator Fellows Stick Together

Again and again, our Fellows cite their relationships with each other as a highlight of the program. Become a member of our Digital Learning Portal and start finding your tribe today.

Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Making Budgets Exciting—Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Financial management is exciting. Yes, we mean it. At first glance, you may not associate exhilaration with the process of generating a budget, monitoring expenses, tracking invoices, and planning your […]

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Grow Your Art Business Through Collaboration—Blake Conroy

Artist Blake Conroy captures the complexity and uniqueness of our natural world. In this interview, Blake explains how his art business has been boosted through his collaborations with other artists.