Solo business owners of any type have to wear a lot of hats. Sales, Marketing, Promotions, Finance, Budgets, Graphics, Goals, Inventory, Website, Social Media, etc. etc. It can be overwhelming. …
Building a Path to a Flourishing Creative Culture
We get more by generating a conversation among artists who are thriving, economically empowered, and independent of tastemakers.
The Athlete, The Academic, and The Artist
What would happen if the average adult did not know how to “fit into” society and share themselves with others? Our economy would not grow, our science would not advance, and our societies would be fraught with despair.
Why Are You Here—And What Are You Doing About It?
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.”