The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Applications for The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists 2019 Art-Business Accelerator Program are now open, and the deadline is September 30th. A total of 20 Fellows will be selected to receive free tuition for CHF’s 2019 Art-Business Accelerator, which offers artists customized business training, network-building opportunities, publicity, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and make their art practices self-sustaining. Delivered via remote technology, the program is designed to be seamlessly integrated into artists' practice so they can keep working without missing a beat. CHF is a 501(c)3 and this is our fifth year of the Business Accelerator program.
The Art-Business Accelerator in Brief
The CHF Art-Business Accelerator [https://clarkhulingsfund.org/programs/accelerator/] is a yearlong, intensive and interactive business-education program for working artists. Each year, CHF selects a handful of applicants to receive an award of life-changing education aimed at transforming working artists into thriving artists. Why shouldn’t the art-entrepreneurs in our culture prosper and achieve their goals? CHF injects the missing ingredients for a successful career, so that artists who graduate can make a name for themselves.
Fellows for Life
Lifelong relationships, contacts, and collaborative opportunities are part of what drive our Art-Business Accelerator. Fellows have engaged in skill exchanges, contact referrals, and collaborative learning, as well as produced joint shows, appeared on panels, created and marketed collaborative art, and formed critical networks of peers and art leaders.
The learning format is blended—a mix of live remote workshops and labs, digital coursework, and community interaction. Fellows master nine practice areas, creating a career blueprint, developing a brand story, adopting a sales strategy, and planning a pivotal business project, including producing an investment-grade project proposal. All of it is designed to ensure that Fellows acquire a business skill set that will serve them throughout their careers.
The program requires a 12-month commitment in 2019. There is no cost to participants, but the selection process is rigorous, and only 20 working artists will be awarded a Fellowship. The program is delivered by remote technology. The application process starts here https://www.clarkhulingsfund.org/cafe