Art Business Professional

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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 […]

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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.

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Lock Down Your Rights to Your Own Art—Emily Danchuk, Esq.

“If you don’t file a copyright application in a timely fashion you pay a very, very significant price. […] Artists really need to copyright their works I would say, immediately.”

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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.

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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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Make the Gig Economy Work for You—Angela Heath

“If you always give more than you ask, then networking is effective.”

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Getting to Emerging Artist Status and Beyond—Bonnie Clearwater

“There are so many platforms now for an artist living in obscure or out-of-the way places to get their work out and be seen.”

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Join Us Live Online for a Virtual Town Hall

We’re doing another Thriving Art Exchange, and this time, it’s a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, April 1st at 4:00 PM (Eastern). Although it’s especially for the South Florida art […]

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Connecting Florida’s Art Community—Rickie Leiter

Rickie’s free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips, upcoming art events, and calls to artists and artisans for both juried and non-juried shows.

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We’ve Built a Learning Community for Artist-Entrepreneurs

If you’re still going it alone and digging through a mish-mash of help videos and course-selling sites, you can stop that now. Artists now have a place to acquire essential entrepreneurial skills AND connect with other artists.

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CHF Announces 16 Artist Fellows 2019 Art-Business Accelerator

“This year’s group of applicants was very diverse, in terms of medium, style, genre, stage of career, business model, interests, background, and location. It was a really broad, fascinating group, which made for a competitive and exciting selection process,” said Elizabeth Hulings, CHF’s director.

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Leverage Your Non-Art Expertise for a Career Blueprint—Kristin LeVier

Kristin makes work at the intersection of art and science that connects us to the “extraordinary, strange beauty of the natural world.”

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The Thriving Artist™ Podcast is a Portable Business Education

Strike up the band. Let there be dancing. We just passed 60K, and the cake won’t hold all the candles!

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Adapting To New Markets by Redefining Genres—CHF Interviews Mian Situ

In this interview, Situ discusses the differing approaches to art education in the East and the West, and how an artist’s passion for his work can affect its saleability.

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Dean Mitchell

Dean Mitchell is a nationally recognized painter of figures, landscapes, and still lifes, and his work often depicts themes from his Florida upbringing.

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The CHF “Road Show”: Coming to a City Near You

Everything CHF stands for can be understood from what we’re doing on the ground in locations all over the US.

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Building a Community of Artists—CHF Interviews Judith HeartSong

Judith discusses the benefits of working in a cooperative gallery environment, and suggests ways that artists can connect with their peers and other art-industry experts.

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Getting Art Into Hotels and Corporate Spaces—Rachel Berg

“Make sure you’re always retaining the rights to the work. If someone is asking you to sign the rights, there’s a problem. Because we are asking permission to use it; not to own it.”

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Adding Reproductions to Your Portfolio—CHF Interviews Neil Ganucheau

Neil walks artists through the scanning and printing process, and encourages them to include reproductions in the overall portfolio of products they can market.

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Identifying Pivotal Opportunities for Business Growth – Nadia Fairlamb

“I consider myself a business owner, and my business is art. So I know that I’m running a business, and every artist that I know that’s making money is doing it the same way.”

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Caroll Michels

Caroll Michels is an artist-advocate and the author of the book How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul. The New York Times says […]

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Dispelling Marketing Myths at ArtExpo New York

At this year’s ArtExpo New York, CHF Marketing and Education Director Daniel DiGriz offered artists straight talk about marketing. In his presentation, which you can view here, Daniel reminds us that […]

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Generate Powerful Publicity: A Sistine Chapel Mindset – Todd Scalise

“The tipping point in my business was being able to educate people about why what I’m doing is different.”

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Leverage Your Creative Skills to Improve Your Finances – Christina Empedocles

“Your art practice will change; it’s absolutely necessary to plan for it. I don’t want to hustle to find rent money when I’m 80!”