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The Challenge Facing Today's Visual Artists

EDUCATION

%
Twice as likely to have graduated from college

EARNINGS

$K
Earn less than workers with similar education

ENTREPRENEURS

%
More than 1/3 self employed vs 10% of general workforce

SUSTAINABILITY

%
Less than 1/3 fully support themselves with their art

One of the most geographically and ethnically diverse workforces in North America, with more education than the total work population, has lower overall earnings and struggles to sustain enough annual business. Why?

What do other professionals have that artists don't?

Solid business knowledge and management tools. Most art schools provide very little in the way of entrepreneurial education. MBA programs don't cater to artists.

Direct and timely access to capital. The pressure of being self-employed leaves artists with little time for additional business development and few resources to pursue it.

The right connections—and fewer of the ineffective ones. Visual art is often solitary. Artists learn from each other but, to do that, they need an entrepreneurial community.

Confidence and the faith of others on their self-reliance and business acumen

Tax-Deductible Avenues of Giving

That Produce Economic Change and Social Return

Professional visual artists are the ultimate entrepreneurs. They aren’t looking for a handout---they just want to create great work that earns them a living. If you aspire to live in a world of great art, you want the same thing.

The Clark Hulings Fund is a nonprofit organization, but what we do is NOT CHARITY. Your tax-deductible donation propels working artists like Clark Hulings, fosters self-reliance, fortifies self-sustaining businesses, and builds a thriving artistic community for the benefit of all.