Snapshot: Amy Smith Talks Money in Miami Financial Literacy Workshop


“This financial Creative Capital workshop has helped clarify topics that were still slightly mystified. Through Amy’s clear communication and descriptions of these scary money topics, I can now say in confidence that I can hold a long, financially sound future as a professional artist.”
– Natasha Lopez DeVictoria, Participant, 2015 Financial Literacy Workshop in Miami

Creative Capital Professional Development Program (PDP) leader Amy Smith spent an early March day in Miami presenting a Financial Literacy workshop. The workshop was generously underwritten by Tequila Herradura and hosted by the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Thirteen participants received a thorough approach to staying on top of your budget, tracking expenses, making sense of your taxes and reducing your debt, all of which can be challenging prospects for self-employed artists.
A few days before the workshop, Amy was featured on a public radio segment on WHYY, entitled “Making Ends Meet as an Artist in the 21st Century”. Check out the recording here. Amy’s experience as an artist (in theatre and dance), arts administrator (she’s the Co-Director of Headlong Dance Theatre in Philadelphia) and long-time Professional Development Program Leader made the workshop all the more personal for participating artists. “It was really important to hear this workshop from the voice of another artist and hear her experience,” said participant Agustina Woodgate, “I will be implementing some of the things I learned right away!”
Interested in Creative Capital’s Professional Development opportunities? Check out our calendar of upcoming offerings.
herradura 2014 logoCreative Capital is honored to be the charitable beneficiary of the second annual Herradura Barrel Art Competition. With support from Tequila Herradura, we are presenting PDP workshops to artists in seven cities free-of-charge in 2015. Click here to learn more about the program and the participating artists.

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