Professional Development

Financial Literacy For Artists

A crash course in the essentials of finance.

• Segregating personal and artistic finances
• Budgeting for your life and your artistic projects 
• Negotiating for fair pay
• Individual taxes, including tips for tracking deductible expenses
• How to get out of debt and start saving
• A self-employment primer
• Calculating what your time is worth
• The pros and cons of forming a non-profit corporation or other entity 

• Improved financial management and planning skills
• Useful tips, tools and worksheets

• Lectures, hands-on exercises and personal attention
• Designed and led by a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation and financial management 
 One day workshop
• For up to 20 artists of all disciplines and all career stages. Appropriate for artists at levels of financial experience    

More Information, sample agenda and pricing (PDF)

What people are saying 


“With a soothing and humorous demeanor, Amy anticipated and quelled many of the quirky, illogical fears many artists have regarding tax law.”
– Laura Newman, Workshop Participant  

 “The workshop was inspiring to our artist community; the way in which Amy presented this valuable information from an artistic perspective that wasn't intimidating, but digestible, relatable and empowering was extremely effective.”
– Allison Hawkins, Workshop Host, The Joan Mitchell Foundation

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