Artists Matter. They are the living, breathing human beings with the talent, skill, and guts to go beyond dreaming, start creating, and make everything possible.
Anyone Can Build an Art Business: Raw Talent vs. Hard Work
You’ll tinker with and refine your brand story until you die or get rich, whichever comes first. First, talk about why you’re doing what you’re doing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.