Career Blueprint

James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce. Cover by Clark Hulings

What is an “Artpreneur”?

What is an Artpreneur? Three pieces provide insights into what an artpreneur is, give some inspiration, and showcase advice that could come straight from Clark Hulings’ playbook.

Thriving in 2020 and Beyond

Thriving in 2020 And Beyond

Despite the economic barriers of 2020, CHF virtualized its programming to help artists most impacted by the pandemic to build their art businesses.

The Mexican Ploughman, by Clark Hulings

The Dignity of Work

My father celebrated work and workers. His 42 hr work week included anything relevant to his art business—from painting, to taking collectors to dinner.

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Artistic Neuroplasticity

Artists must remap their brains to commit to the business side of a full-time art career—it’s a great example of the “learning” side of neuroplasticity.

Carolyn Edlund

Virtualize Your Art Career: Part 2—Carolyn Edlund

“There is no one who can replace you in knowing what you want and telling your story.” Carolyn Edlund on success in tough times, and how the CHF Conference can help. Part II/II

Virtualize Your Art Career: Part 1—Carolyn Edlund

Virtualize Your Art Career: Part 1—Carolyn Edlund

Sales Strategy expert Carolyn Edlund discusses how artists can succeed during uncertain times and invites you to The Virtualize Your Art Career™ Conference Oct 19-30. Part I/II.

CHF’s art business training is on-target professional development

How Education Begets Inspiration, Even in a Pandemic

When artists are comfortable navigating the market, confidence grows, fostering the internal motivation that drives creativity, and providing a roadmap for a sustainable career.

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Build Your Own Future With Or Without The Establishment

“It takes years of putting lots of lines in the water.” Pop artist Ashley Longshore discusses guts, strategy, and other lessons learned as a leading artist-entrepreneur.

Untitled, by Alex McAdams

Reframing Our Creative Livelihood

As the infrastructure of the art industry faces dramatic shifts, it’s a perfect opportunity for artists to reframe their creative livelihood.

Graduating Class Accelerator

These Artists Graduated Training But are Entrepreneurs for Life

“It was a total mind-shift this year. There is a market for what I want to do, and I am selling. There are buyers for the subject matter that I want to paint.”

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.

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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 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.

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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.

Rosa Bonheur by Anna Klumpke

Hook—Hack—Health: A Successful Art Business is a Balancing Act

Professional artists must simultaneously articulate a unique message, maintain the health of their art business, and set themselves apart from the pack.