Creative Capital presents two New York workshops that teach you professional skills to get ahead. It’s tax season, so Amy Smith kicks off her Financial Literacy workshop on March 8, discussing individual taxes for artists, and budgeting for your life and artistic projects. On April 4, James Scruggs and Colleen Keegan will lead Strategic Planning, a course proven to empower artists to break the crisis management cycle and achieve success. Check out more info below and sign up!
Financial Literacy, led by Amy Smith
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6-9PM, $35
Designed and led by a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop will raise participants’ level of financial literacy regardless of their prior experience. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers. Topics will include individual taxes for artists, segregating personal and artistic finances, budgeting for your life and your artistic projects (how to translate artistic narrative into line-item budgets for funders), tips for tracking deductible expenses (what can artists write off?), and how artists can get out of debt and start saving. Participants will leave the workshop with better financial management and planning skills, as well as a variety of useful tips, tools, and worksheets.
Strategic Planning, led by Colleen Keegan and James Scruggs
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6 – 9pm, $35
Participants will learn key business and management skills and hear first-hand strategies from artists used to break the crisis management cycle and achieve success as they define it. Topics include business management, goal setting, communications and negotiation. In addition to lecture presentations, attendees will engage in interactive exercises and receive a Strategic Planning workbook to help guide their process.
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