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Delaware Division of the Arts: 2019 Arts Summit

October, 2019
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (Map)

Delaware Division of the Arts is hosting its 2019 Arts Summit, Bringing the Arts to Life, on Monday, October 28, 2019, and Elaine is thrilled to be joining the group to present two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Financial Wellness for Artists

Building healthy financial habits can be a challenge for anyone… And in the arts, we have the added complication of managing cash flow, measuring success in creative and financial terms, and relying on sometimes uncertain sources of income.


In this interactive, hands-on workshop, we’ll cover the five key things creative individuals can do to maintain healthy financial habits. Essentially, those five things boil down to building knowledge, establishing habits (and holding ourselves accountable for those habits), reclaiming control where we can, and knowing what to pay attention to.


Running a Sustainable Creative Business

Once you know what you do and who you serve, running a sustainable business comes down to managing the financial side of your business effectively. And managing the financial side of a creative business rarely means spending less money. Instead, it often means re-examining the sources of income for the business.


In this interactive, hands-on session, we’ll review the portfolio career framework for identifying (and prioritizing) various sources of income based on your strengths… And opportunities to use those strengths in support of your creative career. We’ll also cover the 4-C approach to setting appropriate rates for your work or time.

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