18 Fellows are completing a rigorous graduate program for working visual artists–The Business Accelerator Program. This is the second year CHF has offered the program, in which participating Fellows gain crucial business skills and entrepreneurial education designed to further their professional careers. The core premise of these Fellowships is that a thriving culture of art depends on thriving artists equipped to powerfully impact their own economic futures. CHF places the artist at the center of the industry by providing the intellectual and practical tools for self-directed business growth, professional advancement, and economic self-determination. This empowers artists to strengthen both the economic environment and the aesthetic one. CHF is busy signing diplomas and could not be prouder of these amazing artist-entrepreneurs.