CHF Announces The State of the Art Industry Conference: Technology is Transforming the Business of Art—What You Need to Know
Empowering artists' knowledge of emerging technologies drives art conference.
By: Clark Hulings Fund
This year our focus is on the technological innovations transforming the art industry. Just as key players in creative industries meet at events ranging from South by Southwest (SXSW), Coachella, Sundance, and The Edinburgh Festival—visual artists and art industry professionals deserve this unique opportunity to come together.
"Our objective is to empower creative professionals with an understanding of the latest technologies revolutionizing the art industry and expanding artists' lexicon. Through lively discussions and expert speakers we'll explore emerging tech trends—including augmented and virtual reality, digital placemaking, 3D printing, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), etc.," said Executive Director, Elizabeth Hulings.
"I've come to understand that building the business side of my art practice is as much a creative process as making the art." —Artist James Moore
The ten-week conference will include intensive art-business core training for artists, as well as panels, expert hotseats, third-party presentations and demonstrations, discussions, and power groups for art industry professionals—
2021 conference topics include:
The Clark Hulings Fund Annual Art-Business Conference supports artists through ongoing art-business training that strengthens them as entrepreneurs and art industry partners. It connects with visionaries and leaders to discuss the path forward and how all parts of the ecosystem can grow together. The conference engages collectors about their experience and expectations as the art world enters a new era filled with possibilities. It explores how dealers, curators, placemakers, and others are reinvented as collaborators in a new, lean system where everyone is a contributor to the creative economy. CHF examines developments that bring transparency, accountability, and trust to an often opaque industry, and analyzes the benefits and outcomes. Learn More