Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015 – The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator 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, 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


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.

For submission guidelines and additional information, please visit

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Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014 – The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists – Grants

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Application window: September 1-30, 2014

Award amount: 2 grants up to $5000 each


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The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Who Should Apply?
Professional painters, artists working on paper and sculptors who:

  • Employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video.
  • Have received opportunities to exhibit their work
  • Are pursuing specific opportunities for which support from The Fund would make a tangible difference

Submission Requirements:

  • Fiscal Sponsor: The Fund cannot make awards to individuals.
  • Artist Statement
  • Request for Support, including a detailed proposal and images, if available
  • Examples of previous work
  • Resume/CV
  • Budget
  • Supporting materials, if relevant (letter of intent from a gallery, commission statement, referrals, references, etc.)

 Visit to find out more information about our 2014 grant cycle and make sure you sign up for the “Fund” email listserv to receive important updates and deadline reminders.

Help Us Help Artists Through The Clark Hulings Fund For Burgeoning Visual Artists Fundraising Campaign

No matter how great the talent or how strong the discipline, the door to success swings on financial pegs.

Clark Hulings embarked on his easel-painting career when he was forty years old, abandoning a thriving profession as a commercial artist to “teach himself how to be a gallery painter,” as he himself put it. He was fortunate to finance this transition himself with savings from his illustration work. Most do not have this option. The Fund seeks to help artists like Clark Hulings – determined professionals who work very hard and produce terrific work – by providing targeted financial support at pivotal moments that will force open doors and drive their careers forward. Donate today at

In 2014, we are looking to award more grants, deliver seminars, interviews and information to enable artists to compete and thrive in an increasingly complex marketplace. Now we need your support to make an even bigger difference. Successful visual artists surmount obstacles faced by few others. They fund and manage their own small businesses while creating salable art they’re proud of. They are rarely trained to meet such a tall order, and they do so on a shoestring. The Clark Hulings Fund offers strategic business and financial assistance to help up-and-coming visual artists leap these hurdles.

Please help! Your contribution provides tangible support to professional artists. Your generosity will be properly recognized and appreciated by all who treasure the visual arts.

Here is a snapshot of the first two artists who have benefited from this Fund! Two months ago we awarded two artists with grants totaling $9,500 –

  • Lauren Frances Adams, plans to use the Clark Hulings Fund for upcoming site-specific projects at the Clermont Farm in Virginia (an ex-slave plantation) & at American University’s Katzen Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Lydia Musco, plans to use the grant to fund a new site-specific outdoor sculpture, in conjunction with a gallery show of her smaller work, at the Petersham Art Center in Petersham, Massachusetts.

    Artist Clark Hulings

*Please note any donations to our Fund made via CauseVox will not be tax-deductible due to certain guidelines. However you can donate via our fiscal sponsor’s website for a tax-deductible donation at