The Thriving Artist Podcast

The Thriving Artist Podcast

The THRIVING ARTIST PODCAST is a feature of the Clark Hulings Fund for visual artists, which exists to provide training, professional introductions, and funding for working artists, to turn working artists into THRIVING artists. Tune in for insights from other artists, art industry experts, art collectors, and business specialists. Don't be a starving artist, be a thriving artist!... Show More

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“I think people who know what their values are...know what their values are! So yes, they're trading, yes they're ‘sacrificing,’ but what they don't trade off is what they value.” The post If You Build It, They Will Ignore It. Unless… appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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“When you decide what you want to do, you become more intentional about what you choose to do.” The post Tighten Your Sales Strategy, Then Refuse to Compromise—Donna Lee Nyzio appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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"If you don’t file a copyright application in a timely fashion you pay a very, very significant price. […] Artists really need to copyright their works I would say, immediately." The post Lock Down Your Rights to Your Own Art—Emily Danchuk, Esq. appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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“If you always give more than you ask, then networking is effective.” The post Make the Gig Economy Work for You—Angela Heath appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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“There are so many platforms now for an artist living in obscure or out-of-the way places to get their work out and be seen.” The post Getting to Emerging Artist Status and Beyond—Bonnie Clearwater appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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Kristin makes work at the intersection of art and science that connects us to the “extraordinary, strange beauty of the natural world.” The post Leverage Your Non-Art Expertise for a Career Blueprint—Kristin LeVier appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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“Make sure you’re always retaining the rights to the work. If someone is asking you to sign the rights, there’s a problem. Because we are asking permission to use it; not to own it.” The post Getting Art Into Hotels and Corporate Spaces—Rachel Berg appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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“I consider myself a business owner, and my business is art. So I know that I’m running a business, and every artist that I know that’s making money is doing it the same way.” The post Identifying Pivotal Opportunities for Business Growth – Nadia Fairlamb appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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"The tipping point in my business was being able to educate people about why what I'm doing is different." The post Generate Powerful Publicity: A Sistine Chapel Mindset – Todd Scalise appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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"Your art practice will change; it’s absolutely necessary to plan for it. I don’t want to hustle to find rent money when I’m 80!" The post Leverage Your Creative Skills to Improve Your Finances – Christina Empedocles appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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"The thing that trips students up the most is embracing that a commercial approach to art is OK." The post Build a Brand That Gets a Response – Jenny Darroch appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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Alice Loy is the co-founder and CEO of Creative Startups, an accelerator program with a presence in the US, the Middle East, and Asia. An expert in the creative economy, […] The post How Creative Entrepreneurs Build Investment Capital – Alice Loy appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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Do working artists need art fairs, even after securing representation? An artist himself, Ray Beldner explains the decision-making processes of developing stARTup Art Fair, as well as the important considerations […] The post Do Art Fairs Pay Off? An Interview With stARTup Founder Ray Beldner appeared first on Clark Hulings Fund.

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Steve Pruneau serves as the Chairman of CHF’s Board and is the founder of Free Agent Source Inc., a management consulting company that applies sharing-economy principles to client engagements. In this episode, he and host Daniel DiGriz discuss how to use the ‘best practices’ employed by successful entrepreneurs. If you’re struggling to identify the next step […] The post How to Grow Your Customer Base and In... Read more

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Aaron Laux is an artist who makes 100% of his income from his art—a rarity in the profession. In this episode, Aaron and podcast host Daniel DiGriz discuss Aaron’s business model and the Business Accelerator Program. A recent graduate of the fellowship’s first year, Aaron explains how he expanded his business to explore and utilize […] The post Engage New Sales Avenues to Increase Art Income appeared first o... Read more

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Arree Chung is an author, illustrator, designer and art director in the gaming industry, and founder of Storyteller Academy. In this episode, Arree and Daniel discuss a storytelling approach to branding, how to build one business that leverages another, and how Arree navigated failures and big breaks to become an illustrator and entrepreneur. Use the resources […] The post Identify Product-Market Fit for Entrepreneurial Succe... Read more

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John Furth is the CEO of the advisory group Furth & Associates. A consultant for over 26 years, he has held senior positions as the head of strategy groups at Hitachi Consulting, Discovery Communications and Sony Corporation. John is also author of a forthcoming book, Fearless Disruption: A Guide to the New Realities of Business and Leadership in the 21st […] The post The Learned Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs –... Read more

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Eric is the Chairman, Publisher, and CEO of Streamline Publishing, Inc. which publishes Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir Magazine. A career entrepreneur, Eric has 30 years’ experience launching companies and media brands, as well as a decade in the art industry, working with collectors and organizing art conventions. In this episode, Eric discusses the difference between […] The post What Independent Publishing Can Tea... Read more

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Alexis Clements is a Brooklyn-based artist, journalist and documentary filmmaker. Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Bitch Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Guardian, Nature, and she is a regular contributor to Hyperallergic. She has led workshops and moderated panels exploring labor issues within the arts. In this episode, Alexis and […] The post Why Are You Working for Free? Examining arts la... Read more

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Seth Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. In this episode, Seth and podcast host Daniel DiGriz discuss how artists get involved with museums—securing shows and becoming part of the permanent collection—as well as catching the curator’s eye and boosting an art career. See below for highlights, and […] The post How to Collaborate with Museums – The Booth ... Read more

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