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Remembering Paula Ensign

“Though shocked and saddened by Paula’s passing, one only has to look at her lighthearted and cheerful paintings to feel joy once again.”

SantaFe Artist Taking Notes

Successful Art-Business Event in Santa Fe!

44 artists upped their game at our Santa Fe Art-Business Conference. You or an artist you know can still register for the November conference in Virginia!

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Warhol and the West: Redefining a Genre—CHF Interviews Seth Hopkins

Think you know Western art? Read our interview with the Booth Museum’s Seth Hopkins, and learn more about its upcoming Warhol exhibition.

Virginia Art-Business Conference

Don’t Miss the Virginia Art-Business Conference!

The Virginia event starts with a Thriving Art Exchange, followed by two days of entrepreneurial training for artists, including how to develop a career blueprint.

The Thriving Artist Podcast Makes the Top Ten

The Thriving Artist™️ Podcast Makes the Top Ten

With over 90,000 downloads, we’ve reached listeners in 111 countries and all 50 states. Now we’ve made the top ten. Isn’t it time you tuned in and got inspired?

Artists are Solving Atomic-Level Problems—Cyndi Conn

Artists Are Solving Atomic-Level Problems—Cyndi Conn

“The arts are not just an amenity, they’re a critical function of society and a part of the fabric of social, cultural, and also economic life and livelihood for our country.”

Drucker Institute, The Drucker Prize, 2019, The Clark Hulings Fund

We’re a semifinalist for the 2019 Drucker Prize!

The first round of the Drucker prize focuses on finding associations that best meet Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: “Change that creates a new dimension of performance”.

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Classical Skills for Modern Art Careers: The Case for Training and Tradition—Mandy Theis

“With the advent of Modernism, there was this idea that training would ruin your creativity.”

This winding road reflects the path traveled to gain success.

What the Heck Happens at These Things?

The central features of the CHF Art-Business Conference are: Accelerator Training for Professional Artists; The Thriving Art Exchange; and Continued Collaboration. Unlike a lot of conferences, this is not an annual, one and done event.

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Register Now for the Santa Fe Art-Business Conference

Taking place September 16, 17, and 18 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, this might be one of our best events yet.

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.

Writers Learn from Visual Artists

What Literary Artists Can Learn from Visual Artists

Visual artists cut a little straighter to the bone. They don’t have to obsess about the small stuff because if they can’t buy something they need, they’ll probably make it.

CHF Annual Report 2018

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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CHF Director Elizabeth Hulings

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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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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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.