education Archives - Side Arts

2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces a call for artists for the 2019 Business Accelerator Program, an intensive year-long course of business study for professional working artists. Through this innovative web-based program, currently in its fifth year, the national nonprofit organization provides visual artists with business training needed to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2018

To thrive economically, artists must fund and operate their businesses while creating salable work that still realizes their creative vision. Visual artists are fully capable of achieving these goals. They need access to the right resources and skills. This is the goal of CHF’s comprehensive 2019 Business Accelerator Program.

2019 Business Accelerator Program Artist Benefits

The program is a year-long, intensive course of business study for visual artists. It is designed to impart the necessary business training to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art. Fellows in the program receive customized business training, publicity, network-building opportunities, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and help make their businesses self-sustaining.

The program consists of broad strategic workshops and labs delivered by remote technology (a laptop or desktop computer is required). It provides participants with practical knowledge that is actionable in the real world. It includes information about how to develop a business strategy, build a compelling brand narrative, find buyers for their art, negotiate contracts, handle copyrights, communicate more effectively, and manage their finances and taxes. Each workshop is led by an expert in the pertinent subject matter. The labs are deep dives that include extensive time for Q&A. This allows Fellows time to obtain feedback on specific questions and hear the perspectives of their peers.

About The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3). CHF supports visual artists like Clark Hulings, a nationally acclaimed American painter who embarked on his career when he was 40 years old, abandoning a thriving profession as a commercial illustrator to (in his words) teach himself to be a gallery painter. He was fortunate that he could finance this transition himself with savings from his illustration work.

Hulings believed that artistic development can and should occur continually. He never stopped trying to become a better artist, honing his craft until he was well into his 80s. He understood that no matter how great the talent or strong the discipline, the door to success swings on financial pegs. Career advancement is predicated on an artist’s ability to seize and exploit opportunities, especially unanticipated ones. This is why CHF offers exactly this kind of support.

Hulings understood the challenges of being a representational artist at a time when abstraction reigned. For that reason, CHF supports visual artists regardless of the styles or movements in which they work. CHF’s intent is to help professional, working artists thrive economically from the art that they choose to create and to bring about the kind of comprehensive cultural change that fills our world with a wide variety of art.

For more information, contact

Previous call for artists from Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists


Skill-share Workshops: Winter and Spring Residency

Testílsetur Íslands / The Icelandic Textile Center will soon finalize our resident artist placements for a special skill-sharing residency program over the the winter months of December 2015 and February 2016, and the spring months of March, April, May 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015

Our program brings together international textile artists that work with both contemporary and traditional methods. We are seeking artists who are interested in developing new work, research, or developments in their practice. We accept applications from emerging, middle career, and established textile artists.

In order to create an environment of skill sharing among our winter and spring residents, we ask applicants to include a proposal for an on-site workshop. The workshop can be anywhere from two hours to a full day in duration, depending on the idea. Artists do not have to have specific teaching experience, but will need a willingness to share and participate.

The Icelandic Textile Center is the best equipped artist residency in Iceland for textile and fiber arts with 3 shared studio facilities, weaving room with looms, dye studio, and general shared studio.

Artists will benefit from cross-pollination of ideas and skills that can enhance their own knowledge of textile arts. There is opportunity to gain experience in giving workshops and new learning from other international artists in residence.

For more information, contact

Show me more calls for artists!