Financial Literacy for Artists, with Amy Smith
Empower yourself to make good financial decisions in 2020!
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, expense tracking and taxes, 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.
The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers.
Additional one-on-one consultations
After the workshop series concludes, participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for an additional one-on-one consultation with Amy Smith. Consultations are 45-minutes long and take place by phone or video conference. The price is $90. 15 sessions will be made available.
This online workshop series will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with all registered participants after the workshop concludes, regardless of whether a participant attends the live workshop. The recordings will be available online to registrants indefinitely; they are not available for download.
About Amy Smith
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.