I recently connected with Sofia Perez, editorial director of the Clark Hulings Fund, on the Quora question and answer site. On Quora she asked a question about how artists cultivate collectors. Sofia created an article from the responses she received, including mine. The Q&A has finally gone live on their site. Here’s the link to the article: http://clarkhulingsfund.org/qa-cultivating-collectors/.
Nicole McGarrell, the person who coordinates marketing partnerships for the fund, wrote–I am writing on behalf of The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists to let you know about our unique Business Accelerator Grants for visual artists, and to ask you please to share this information with Artist Marketing Resources’s network. The fund provides professional working artists with direct financial assistance and support to help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork (details below). Additionally, I’ve attached a flyer that has information about the grant.
The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant
The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.
Timing: Applications accepted from September 1 through 30, 2015
Winners and finalists announced in November 2015
Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required)
Additional Benefits for Winners & Finalists:
Free 12-month subscription to ArtWorkArchive.com, a cloud-based inventory- and collection-tracking system that includes a public page for showcasing an artist’s work
The chance to interview an industry leader for our podcast, gaining knowledge and a networking connection
Exposure through the fund’s podcast, blog, and PR outreach efforts
Requirements: Applicants must be professional painters, artists working on paper, and/or sculptors who:
Employ traditional media (not including photography, film, or video)
Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally
Are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for which financial support from CHF would make a substantive difference.