Art-Business Mentorship Consulting For Artists Poised to Thrive
1-Month Mentorship Package
Direct, one to one interaction with an expert.
Are you needing to map out a website project, get your brand story clear, get feedback on your professional portfolio, create a marketing plan, build a sales strategy that opens a new market, reaches collectors, or brings in revenue, or deal with some aspect of your business?
Whether you're launching a new art-business and need ongoing guidance or are re-tooling, seeking new markets, or planning to “go big” by scaling your production this year, CHF has you covered. We will collaborate to keep you on track while you work intensively and seriously on your small creative business.
1-Month Mentorship Package $1250
In some cases, there is a waiting list. Once you indicate interest, we'll coordinate scheduling by email.
CHF MENTORS. You’ll be working with professionals like these...
Daniel is CHF’s Creative Director & Director of Education: he’s been building websites since there were websites. He has roughly 25 years of experience teaching others how to create effective web collateral. Whether it’s website navigation/UX, effective Instagram profiles, or newsletters and blog posts, you can always learn something useful from him. Read his CHF bio, take a look at his LinkedIn profile, or listen to him as the host of The Thriving ArtistTM podcast.
Ready to focus on translating your big-picture goals into actionable steps in your art career? CHF Executive Director Elizabeth Hulings has dedicated nearly three decades to helping entrepreneurs, business owners, and artists see both forest and trees. Read Elizabeth’s bio or her Director’s View columns, or listen to Creating The Middle Class Artist podcast interview—and learn about her personal and professional insights into the connections between creativity and strategy in this Authority Magazine interview.
With 20 years experience in strategic business planning and financing for emerging growth companies, mentor and educator Carrie McIndoe is the creator of Business Plan BootCamp for entrepreneurs, and Business-for-a-DayTM. Carrie was a Capstone Advisor to Bard MBA students, and an instructor for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses. She has a B.S. in business administration from Boston University where she won the Distinguished Alumni Award & The Henry Morgan Award, and a Certificate of Special Studies in administration & management from Harvard’s Extension School.
Nadia Fairlamb is a wood sculptor living in Hawaii who emphasizes living in harmony with our environment. Collaborating with art dealers, designers, and galleries, and selling online internationally, Nadia’s pieces are in the permanent collections of several prominent collectors. A graduate of CHF Art-Business Accelerator, she has worked intensively with CHF faculty for years. A patient, intuitive, and skilled guide, Nadia’s coaching tools include: visualization; SMART goal setting cycles; sales communication strategies; and leveraging technology and social media.
Other Creative Professionals What artists say about the CHF experience...
“I think the thing that I liked best was the process of clarifying business objectives. It was a very organized and informative process that really allowed us to kind of dig in and figure out what steps were necessary.” – Jonathan Keeton
“I give very high points for the process of doing my brand story. It helped clarify a lot of things for me. It clarified what some of the connections are between the pieces that I’ve selected to do over the years. It also clarifies my thinking when I have to make a decision about what to do next.” – Maneulita Brown
“The very best thing to me was the weekly conference calls. Being able to stay on track with my goals and my perspectives, and having all the stuff we were learning reinforced every week was so extraordinarily useful for me.” – James Moore
“I’m definitely going after my pivotal project. This was an idea that I cooked up about 12 years ago and I kind of let it fall by the wayside. And being with CHF and getting the encouragement in the direction that I did, I am definitely doing this in the coming year.” – Sharon Crute
Process to Get Started
This is how it works.
F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if you and the consultant agree. Ask your consultant. You can simply repeat all or some of the steps in the process to get additional months.
Yes. Try us! What is it you want to solve? How clear can you make the request?
Yes. This is personal attention. No other artists in the virtual room.
Video call. We use Zoom for our platform and will invite you to a zoom meeting for each session.
We will likely be sharing screens. For the best experience, have a computer that isn't a phone. One with decent internet speeds, so it can support a video call. One with a webcam and microphone, so you can have the call (although you can call in by phone, if it doesn't have a mic).
Are you are launching a new business, and need ongoing guidance? Are you re-tooling, seeking new markets, or planning to “go big” by scaling your production this year?
A longer (e.g. 6mo mentorship) may be available. Tell us what you need. But it is usually still appropriate to start with a smaller initial engagement (e.g. the 1-month mentorship) and then consider expanding it.
For the sake of continuity, each session will be with the SAME consultant, so you can achieve the best possible result.