Washington, DC Metro Art-Business Conference

Don’t miss this intensive professional development training for visual artists happening in Spring, 2019.


Washington DC Art Business Conference March 2019


Serious artists who want to uplevel their small businesses will want to attend this two-day Art-Business Conference to be held at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland. Located right outside the Washington, DC beltway, the art center will be hosting the event on March 23-24, 2019. The program will be presented by speakers from The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), a nonprofit organization that equips professional visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

The focus of this professional development conference is “Conquer the Changing Marketplace” and will address the challenges artists face in a transitional time where technology has become a great disruptor, affecting whole sectors of the art world.  The conference schedule is listed below. Get more details and register here.

All conference registrants will also be given membership in the CHF online learning portal, which houses digital courses in nine different disciplines as well as a robust community of artists and discussion groups.

Speaking at the conference will be Elizabeth Hulings, Director of CHF and a business strategist who has dedicated nearly three decades to helping entrepreneurs, business owners, and artists. Other speakers are: Daniel DiGriz, Marketing Director for CHF, a corporate storyteller who writes a Forbes column, hosts several podcasts, and leads organizations and entrepreneurs to find and deliver their brand narrative to motivated buyers and constituents, and Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark and an art business consultant and writer.


Clark Hulings Fund Art-Business Conference Speakers. Learn more at www.clarkhulingsfund.org

Speakers for the Washington, DC Art-Business Conference are Daniel DiGriz, Carolyn Edlund, and Elizabeth Hulings of the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists


Regular registration for this program is $395, however an early-bird price of $295 is available until January 15, 2019.




Saturday, March 23rd

8:00am Registration, Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Conference Kickoff

9am Conquer the Changing Marketplace

10am PLAN: Define What You Want

11am EXECUTE: Build Your Action Plan

12pm Lunch Break

12:30pm Expert Panel Discussion

1:30pm Nail Your Brand Story

2:30pm Win Your Audience with Storytelling

3:30pm Take Your Story Live

4:30pm Rock Your Portfolio

5:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Brand Story Fish Tank


Sunday, March 24th

8:15am Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Elizabeth Hotseat

9am Multiply Your Revenue Streams

10am Price for Profit

11am How to Sell Art Online


12:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Ask the Directors

1pm Recruit Your Tribe & Hunt with a Pack

2pm Squash Resistance

3pm Retool Your Plan & Go


4:00pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Sales Strategy Fishtank

6:00 pm Cocktail Party


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  1. Can you provide any written document of this schedule? I have lots of people looking for this.

  2. Michael, are you looking for a physical marketing piece with the schedule and how to register? Contact me [email protected]

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