Professional artists must simultaneously articulate a unique message, maintain the health of their art business, and set themselves apart from the pack.
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.
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.
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.
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Artists
You can’t control if your art is bought, or if the piece you’re working on now will be the one that makes a grant application successful. But you can control your goals and what you’re doing to make them happen.
The Revenge of the Working Artist
They say living well is the best revenge. The world tells you that artists are doomed to starve, but Carolyn Edlund breaks down this insidious lie and encourages working artists to flip the script.
CHF Responds to The New York Times
The biggest hurdle we face is helping artists to overcome the archaic belief that they don’t deserve to make a sustainable living from their work.
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 …
Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Culture
CEO thinking—and being an artist-CEO in particular—requires extending ourselves, growing into it, moving up from our inner VP, which was probably an upgrade from our inner manager and inner shift supervisor.
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 …
Boosting Artists, Our Non-Obsolete Workforce
Whether you work as a city planner or a nurse or a school administrator, environments that feed your spirit help you work smarter, better, and more efficiently.
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.”
An Inspiring Weekend of Art-Business Learning in Florida
Thank you, Broward County, for co-hosting CHF’s latest Art-Business Conference, and to our event sponsor Wells Fargo. We’re also grateful to the artists who traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for what proved …
Congratulations to our 2018 Accelerator Fellows!
For two years, we’ve worked closely with the 12 talented visual artists in our Art-Business Accelerator. Through monthly workshops, labs, small-group meetings, and one-on-one customized support, we’ve pushed our senior-level …
CHF Selects the Newest Class of Accelerator Fellows
After poring over all of the applications, we are thrilled to name the 16 visual artists who will be joining our 2019 Art-Business Accelerator program in January. It was extremely …
Calling Artist-Entrepreneurs to Our Nation’s Capital
If you’re a visual artist in the mid-Atlantic US, drive your art career forward at CHF’s metro DC Art-Business Conference, March 23rd -24th at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, …