Visual Artist Business Accelerator Program Fellowship Application Open

From September 1-September 30, 2018, The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) will accept applications for its 2019 Business Accelerator Program, an intensive year-long course of business study for professional working artists.

Kicking-off November, 2018, the Business Accelerator Program will provide 20 visual artists with free tuition for CHF’s 2019 Business Accelerator, which provides artists with customized business training, network-building opportunities, publicity, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and make their art practices self-sustaining.

Other Fellowship benefits include:

  • Monthly strategic workshops and labs focused on key issues (e.g., contracts, negotiations, sales, marketing, relationship management, etc.), facilitated by subject-matter experts
  • The customized support of CHF’s Business Accelerator team and powerful individual consultations with other experts in the business of art, business growth, and strategy
  • Free, all-inclusive access to CHF’s comprehensive digital learning portal
  • PR exposure via CHF’s digital media, social/PR channels, and events calendar
  • Introductions to industry leaders (e.g., successful artists, gallerists, collectors, curators, etc.), invitations to regional/local events (as available), and referrals to CHF’s stable of vetted professional partners
  • Multiple opportunities to collaborate with the other Fellows to advance their careers and shape CHF’s Accelerator for future participants
  • Automatic inclusion in The Artist Federation, a self-organized network for professional visual artists

At the end of year one, each Fellow will have established a viable business objective and developed an "investment-grade" business plan for an entrepreneurial project that furthers the objective. A select group of the 2019 Fellows will be chosen to continue on to the program’s second year, during which they will work directly with the Accelerator team to hone their skills, ensure accountability, and capitalize their proposed projects.

While the educational components form the core of the Business Accelerator Program, this Fellowship also gives artists something that’s more intangible but just as crucial: a new outlook on their businesses and the confidence that they have both the right and the ability to break out of the boxes in which they’ve been penned.

Artists are strongly encouraged to pre-register here
to receive email updates on the application process and deadlines.

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