“Continuous learning makes a great CEO… – March 2018 newsletter

…and a great artist.” -John Furth in The Thriving Artist Podcast

What’s New This Month at CHF

This month on the podcast, the co-founder of StARTup Art Fair, Ray Beldner, joins us to discuss the fair’s development and why art fairs are relevant for artists at all career stages. An advocate for artist independence, Ray makes a strong case for business education for artists: a true CHF ally!

Working artists pursue multiple avenues for their businesses: fairs, online sales, and galleries—so, what are the considerations of gallery owners? We investigate this in a new Learning Portal piece with Nancy Zastudil, The Gallery Model is Changing: Here’s How Artists Benefit. For artists with gallery representation, or for those seeking it, this is a valuable perspective.

Podcast listening tip: add one of the following apps: TuneIn, iHeartRadio, or iTunes and just search The Thriving Artist

We’re Giving You $100!

April’s Art Business Summit is fast approaching, and we’re offering a coupon to our newsletter subscribers: $100 off! Shake off the winter blues and welcome spring at a two-day Santa Fe event that grows your network and jump-starts your business learning. What aspect of your career is dragging? That’s what we’ll improve at the summit. Now’s the time to act while there are still a few seats available!

Enter code SPRING at checkout.


Accelerator Fellow Profiles

Get to know CHF’s Business Accelerator Fellows —what makes them tick, their accomplishments and what they’re aiming toward next. It’s got us very excited, and will surely inspire you to get involved or reinvigorate your plans for your own art business.

CHF Fellows have exciting projects in the works: see our Events page for more!


Annual Report 2017

CHF’s Annual Report is outsee for yourself how our programs made an impact in 2017! The year saw immense collaboration with partners, enormous growth of our podcast and portal audience, and national press coverage, all done with a lean staff on a shoestring budget! These successes wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support of you, our readers and shareholders. The full report is here.

Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel

Our YouTube channel always has new clips on promotion, crafting your sales pitch, art licensing and more! If you haven’t already watched our videos, you’re in for a treat, and by subscribing, you help us build our audience.

CHF In the News

Elizabeth Hulings and Business Accelerator Fellow Willy Bo Richardson were interviewed on KTRC’s Richard Eeds radio show, discussing the upcoming Art Business Summit and how The Clark Hulings Foundation meets the needs of artists. Willy explains what tools and strategies artists need to make sales, how CHF trains artists, and the “emotional hurdles” he grappled with as he set himself up to reach his current level of success–listen to the show hereNew Mexico Magazine also featured Willy’s work and business development through the Accelerator program: “Richardson got help developing a marketable project to pitch to potential partners and investors. In January, he learned that his business proposal had been accepted by Designtex, a New York–based manufacturer with global reach.” You can read the full article here.


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Jennifer Orbom
With a background in health sciences, Jennifer Orbom has done operations work for political and health organizations, and conducted research in Nicaragua and Hawaii. Returning to academia in 2011, she earned her Master's degree in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Leuven in Belgium. An avid photographer, she grew up in an artists' community and enjoys learning about the business side of the art industry through her work with CHF. She now splits her time between Belgium and the United States.

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