Art Business Professional

Paula Ensign Painting

Remembering Paula Ensign

“Though shocked and saddened by Paula’s passing, one only has to look at her lighthearted and cheerful paintings to feel joy once again.”

Stargazers, by James Moore

An Artist to Watch: 2019 Fellow James Moore

2019 Accelerator Fellow James Moore has had a particularly great year, with new contracts; he was named a finalist for a public art project in Sunnyvale, CA.

Art and Science Work Best Together for Kristin LeVier

Fusing Two Passions is an Art—And a Science

Kristin LeVier exemplifies being a thriving artist by taking two of her passions and using them both to strengthen each other—and she isn’t the only one.

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

ROWA Report Breakdown and 100,000 downloads

Laying out in carefully-researched detail the part that artists play in today’s economy, CHF data analysis team Daniel DiGriz and Lily Dulberg sat down to talk details on the latest episode of The Thriving ArtistTM podcast.

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Data Science in the Arts: Report on the Working Artist—Lily Dulberg

CHF data analysts Lily Dulberg and Daniel DiGriz prove in the Report on the Working Artist that the secret ingredient for artists’ success is entrepreneurial training.

The Visit - Couple and Newcomer

Millennials Aren’t Killing The Art Industry

Whether they are using the app or not, more young people are looking to turn a quick profit from “art flipping.”

The Clark Hulings Fund | 2019's Art-Business Conference: Conquer the Changing Marketplace | Washington, D.C. | https://clarkhulingsfund.org/ | Photos by Kelly Heck Photography

The Results Are In: Art-Business Training Works

75% of artists increased their sales and marketing, tracked their sales more effectively, AND made more of their total income from making and selling art. Art-business training works.

Report on the Working Artist

CHF Discovers Secret Sauce for Visual Artists’ Entrepreneurial Success

The report is a comprehensive assessment of the circumstances, contributions, and needs of professional visual artists in the US, as well as a thorough examination of the ingredients necessary for their success.

Start up Art Fair

CHF Panel Presents “Artist as Entrepreneur: Becoming the CEO of your life”

CHF is bringing its message of artist empowerment to stARTup Art Fair Houston with a panel on October 12, 2019.

SantaFe Artist Taking Notes

Successful Art-Business Event in Santa Fe!

44 artists upped their game at our Santa Fe Art-Business Conference. You or an artist you know can still register for the November conference in Virginia!

New Advisory Board Members

CHF Adds Two New Advisory Board Members

CHF is excited to announce that two wonderful new artworld luminaries are joining the Fund’s advisory board – noted artist Camilla Webster and curator Valeray Francisco.

Spellbound by Jeanette Jarville

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?

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Infiltrate the Business World in the Name of Art—Noah Scalin

“Certainly the jobs that are going to go last are going to be the ones that require people to creative problem-solve and come up with unique new ideas.”

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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.

hriving Art Exchange - Virtual Town Hall

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.

Virginia Art-Business Conference

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.

Setting Glass Terri Albanese

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?

Artist Andie Freeman displays her paintings at a recent gala

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.

Artists are Solving Atomic-Level Problems—Cyndi Conn

Artists Are Solving Atomic-Level Problems—Cyndi Conn

“The arts are not just an amenity, they’re a critical function of society and a part of the fabric of social, cultural, and also economic life and livelihood for our country.”

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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.