BI artist earns entrepreneur fellowship

Bainbridge Island artist Paula Ensign has been named an Entrepreneur Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund 2018 Business Accelerator Program.

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, a national nonprofit organization, has chosen 12 artist fellows for its 2018 Business Accelerator Program. The selected artists will participate next year in the second year of CHF’s innovative and comprehensive initiative, which seeks to transform the art industry by helping artists better manage their businesses and overcome the specific entrepreneurial challenges they face.

The program’s mission is “for artists to be financially independent and earn a sustainable living through the creation of their art.”

There are two tiers of these advanced fellowships: Entrepreneur Fellows and Executive Fellows.

Both tiers will have an ongoing relationship with CHF, with differing benefits and responsibilities.

The Executive Fellows will receive the services of CHF in rewriting the fellow’s Investment Grade Proposal for capitalization and underwriting to get it ready for pitching to potential funders.

The Entrepreneur Fellows will receive access to the new educational portal CHF is building.

The CHF fellows continuing through the second year of the program are:

Executive Fellows: Gregg Chadwick, Santa Monica, California; Willy Bo Richardson, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Nadia Fairlamb, Kailua, Hawaii; Belgin Yucelen, Boulder, Colorado; Kristin Levier, Moscow, Idaho; Blake Conroy, Sparks, Maryland; and Entrepreneur Fellows: Ensign, Bainbridge Island; Holly Van Hart, Saratoga, Calif.; Kristen Brown, San Francisco, Calif.; and Aaron Laux, Madison, Wisconsin.

To learn more about Ensign’s work, visit www.paulaensignart.com.

For more information about the Clark Hulings Fund, visit www.clarkhulingsfund.org.

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