Art Business Professional

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Fearlessly Take On The Big Daddy Ugly Goal—Willy Bo Richardson

“The challenge was to make [the goal] so scary and big that you can never accomplish it, and I’m making small steps towards that.”

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 […]

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If You Build It, They Will Ignore It. Unless…—Mary McBride

“I think people who know what their values are…know what their values are! So yes, they’re trading, yes they’re ‘sacrificing,’ but what they don’t trade off is what they value.”

Key Role of Artists in Transforming Our Communities

The Key Role of Artists in Transforming Our Communities—W.C. Richardson

In this “Spotlight” interview with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Richardson discusses changes in the art industry, academia, and our culture at large, including the many ways that artists enrich our communities.

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It’s The Annual Report And We Are Thriving

Another year has gone by and the numbers are in: The Clark Hulings Fund has grown bigger and better. Our data shows that 100% of our Fellows are now clear […]

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DC Area Artists Get Down to Business

As Elizabeth Hulings kicked off the first working session, “Blueprint Your Career,” she encouraged participants to shoot for a career goal in that sweet spot between achievable and quixotic. “You want to have butterflies in your stomach,” she said, “without feeling like you’re going to be sick.”

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Pairing Art with Buyers—CHF Interviews Joyce Creiger

In this Q&A with CHF Editorial Director Sofia Perez, Joyce talks about the changes she’s witnessed over more than four decades in the industry, and describes the process of matching artwork to client.

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Catch Up On The Latest Thriving Art Exchange

We did another Thriving Art Exchange on Monday, April 1st, but even if you missed it, you can get caught up online. Our colleagues in South Florida generously co-hosted our […]

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A Weekend of Art-Business Education and Inspiration

Education, inspiration, and community-building. That’s what CHF’s learning events are all about. We saw the impact, reflected in the voices and faces of the artists who joined us in the […]

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Creating and Disseminating Public Art Internationally—CHF Interviews Nina Colosi

Streaming Museum’s Nina Colosi on how technology can spur an artist’s creativity; the value of interdisciplinary collaboration; and public art as a tool for problem-solving.

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CHF Panel Presents “Artists Taking Charge of Their Business”

CHF has organized this panel to discuss how artists can take charge of their business in today’s art market.

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Tighten Your Sales Strategy and Refuse to Compromise

Recently-graduated CHF Art-Business Accelerator Fellow Donna Lee Nyzio might paint coastal themes, but she isn’t going to coast through as a painter without a plan. In this episode of The […]

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Determining Where You Belong in the Art Industry—Donna Lee Nyzio

Based in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Donna captures and preserves the maritime history of the eastern seaboard, whose images come alive in her work.

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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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Get 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.

2019 Fellows

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.