Report on the Working Artist
CHF’s Report on the Working Artist is a comprehensive assessment of the circumstances, contributions, and needs of professional visual artists in the US, as well as a thorough examination of the ingredients necessary for their success. This report arrives at a pivotal moment in the country’s recognition of the vital role that working artists play within our communities, culture, and economy.
Some of the most interesting findings in the report include:
- Artists create jobs : 25% of working artists have hired someone to help them with their artist business
- Artists are savvy investors : 27% of working artists have reinvested over 50% of revenue from their art business back into their enterprise
- Working artists become intensely committed entrepreneurs : Those with training, are willing to commit between 25-50% more of their time to develop their art businesses.
- Behavioral changes : 67% of those working artists who receive concentrated business education take part in more events, obtain more media coverage, increase conversions from their marketing, and sell more art or gain more commissions.
- Bottom line outcomes : A whopping 75% increase their involvement in sales and marketing channels, track their sales more effectively, and (bottom line) increase their total income from making and selling art.
REPORT LINK: https://clarkhulingsfund.org/rowa/
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the legacy of American painter Clark Hulings (1922 - 2011) by equipping working visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Founded in 2013, CHF showcases Hulings’ life and work as an example to today’s artists, and offers them a comprehensive art-business education so that they can thrive as he did. We deliver a suite of integrated learning services continually, both virtually and in-person—via live events, digital channels, and portable media formats—and build professional networks of opportunity.