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Professionalize the Personal: Bridge the Two Sides of Your Art Career

When you decide to become a professional artist, you’re putting a wild and personal realm under economic pressure. How can you manage that?

Transparency is Transforming the Art Market

Transparency is Transforming the Art Market—CHF Interviews Bill Fine

A new openness about prices has changed the way art is bought and sold. The president of artnet details the impacts of this shift.

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Get Inspired By Pixar’s 4-Part Business Plan

Clearly defining where your talents lie and where you need to leave yourself time to grow can be part of how you can build a creative business over time.

Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurial Training in Virginia for Pro Artists

CHF Announces Virginia Art-Business Conference

Join The Clark Hulings Fund in Virginia Nov 7-9 for 1 day of dialogue about the art industry and 2 days of high-level Art-Business training for artists.

3rd Annual Art Business Conference

CHF Announces Its 3rd Annual Art-Business Conference in 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.

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CHF Presents A Thriving Art Exchange Virtual Town Hall

TAE brings together the art world’s various players to engage in constructive dialogue, structured brainstorms, and honest debates about the future of the visual art industry, locally, regionally, and nationally.

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Warhol and the West: Redefining a Genre—CHF Interviews Seth Hopkins

Think you know Western art? Read our interview with the Booth Museum’s Seth Hopkins, and learn more about its upcoming Warhol exhibition.

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Hook—Hack—Health: A Successful Art Business is a Balancing Act

Professional artists must simultaneously articulate a unique message, maintain the health of their art business, and set themselves apart from the pack.

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Don’t Miss the Virginia Art-Business Conference!

The Virginia event starts with a Thriving Art Exchange, followed by two days of entrepreneurial training for artists, including how to develop a career blueprint.

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Our 2019 Accelerator Fellows Are Learning to Thrive

Learn more about our 15 extraordinary Fellows and see how these professional working artists are driving their careers and businesses forward.

The Thriving Artist Podcast Makes the Top Ten

The Thriving Artist™️ Podcast Makes the Top Ten

With over 90,000 downloads, we’ve reached listeners in 111 countries and all 50 states. Now we’ve made the top ten. Isn’t it time you tuned in and got inspired?

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Overcome Magical Thinking to Succeed as an Artist

Artists are rarely discovered by accident. Those who get the big breaks have strategically put themselves in the right place. They’ve made their own luck.

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What Makes a Whitney Biennial Artist?

The 2019 Whitney Biennial has 68 living artists—and they have more in common than you might think. Take a look at what helped set these creatives apart.

Helping Art Collectors and Foundations Buy, Sell, and Manage Their Art

Building and Managing an Art Collection—CHF Interviews Megan Fox Kelly

Art advisor and appraiser Megan Fox Kelly helps collectors and foundations buy and sell art, and manage their existing collections.

Say Goodbye to the Fantasy of Being Discovered

Say Goodbye to the Fantasy of Being Discovered

Think you need the approval of industry gatekeepers to have a thriving art career? Think again. Seize control of your art business today and follow your own unique path to success.

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We’re a semifinalist for the 2019 Drucker Prize!

The first round of the Drucker prize focuses on finding associations that best meet Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: “Change that creates a new dimension of performance”.

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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Artists

You can’t control if your art is bought, or if the piece you’re working on now will be the one that makes a grant application successful. But you can control your goals and what you’re doing to make them happen.

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The Revenge of the Working Artist

They say living well is the best revenge. The world tells you that artists are doomed to starve, but Carolyn Edlund breaks down this insidious lie and encourages working artists to flip the script.

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Balancing the Demands of Being a Working Artist—Deb Slowey

To be successful, working artists have to be good multitaskers. That includes balancing studio and business time, and applying new technologies to maximum effect. Read how artist Deb Slowey juggles it all.

This winding road reflects the path traveled to gain success.

What the Heck Happens at These Things?

The central features of the CHF Art-Business Conference are: Accelerator Training for Professional Artists; The Thriving Art Exchange; and Continued Collaboration. Unlike a lot of conferences, this is not an annual, one and done event.

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Register Now for the Santa Fe Art-Business Conference

Taking place September 16, 17, and 18 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, this might be one of our best events yet.

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CHF Responds to The New York Times

The biggest hurdle we face is helping artists to overcome the archaic belief that they don’t deserve to make a sustainable living from their work.

White Supremacy in the Art World (and How to Fight It)

White Supremacy in the Art World (and How to Fight It)

White supremacy is affecting many artists’ abilities to compete in the fine arts world. Here’s how we can combat it from the business side.

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 […]