Artist Finances: Financial Literacy
Empower yourself to make good financial decisions in 2022! Designed and led by Creative Capital Awardee Amy Smith—a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management—this workshop is designed to better your money management skills and raise your financial literacy. Smith will provide an overview of essentials including terms, current economic conditions, valuing time, negotiating pay, budgeting, saving/retirement, credit, and debt management. She will also discuss alternative forms of financial management, including systems for resource sharing, collective thinking, and financial self-determination.
This workshop is for artists of all disciplines at any point in their careers who want to learn skills for managing their money. It will be conducted via Zoom webinar and include opportunities for individual reflection and group sharing. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop and workshop resources.
Live captioning (CART services) are provided for all of our programs. If you require American Sign Language interpretation or have other accessibility needs, please contact us a [email protected]
Amy Smith is a dance and theater artist, educator, and facilitator. She works to dismantle oppressive structures in non-profit organizations and other groups so that artists and low income folks can achieve collective liberation. She does this through financial well-being workshops, one-on-one work with clients giving financial advice and doing tax preparation, consulting with arts organizations, co-facilitating anti-racism sessions with co-facilitators of color, and as a dance and theater educator. Amy co-founded, co-directed, and performed with Headlong, a dance theater non-profit that transformed into a community arts organization over 25 years. She left Headlong in 2019 to pursue her freelance work. She leads financial well-being workshops through Creative Capital, Assets for Artists, and in many other settings. She holds a BA from Wesleyan UnIversity and has been greatly affected by her learning as part of artEquity’s National Facilitator Training and other anti-oppression trainings.
The information provided in this workshop and the accompanying materials is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice or investment advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed. Neither Creative Capital or Amy Smith make any guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and conducting his or her own research and due diligence.