An illustration of a curious owlMinerva was the Roman goddess of arts, commerce, and wisdom, and it is the combination of those three things that make Minerva Financial Arts unique. We empower creative individuals with pro-artist financial education and counseling, delivering clear and actionable financial content built specifically for creative individuals. 

We believe:

  1. Every creative person can build knowledge and take action. 
  2. Building knowledge and taking action leads to financial empowerment. 
  3. Financial empowerment leads to creative freedom. 

Our job is:

  1. To deliver exceptional financial education tailored for creative individuals. 
  2. To provide one-on-one coaching sessions that are clear, compassionate, and useful.
  3. To meet folks exactly where they are to help them accomplish their goals. 

Minerva Financial Arts is based in Dublin, Ohio (Kaskaskia, Miami, and Hopewell indigenous and cultural lands).

About Elaine

Dr. Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA-PFS, AFC® (she/her) is the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to building financial literacy and empowerment in creative individuals through education and coaching. Her workshops and presentations have been featured nationally by groups that support the arts, a variety of state and regional arts councils and commissions, and colleges and universities where creative students thrive. 

Elaine spent 10 years in academia, teaching at the Columbus College of Art & Design and serving as the Department Head for Business & Entrepreneurship from 2014-2018. Before that, Elaine served as the Director of Financial Analysis for The Juilliard School and in the Transaction Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young in New York. 

Elaine is the author of Arts & Numbers (Agate, B2 2013), and she contributes regularly to industry guides, including those from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She also serves on the boards of the Short North Alliance and Healing Broken Circles. 

About Julia

As a practicing experimental theatre director, musician, cultural organizer, and college educator, Julia Devine (she/her) joins the worlds of arts and finance through her past work as a licensed financial advisor and as a nonprofit development director. She is a Lecturer of Theatre at the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh, north of the Adirondacks, where she teaches courses on acting, directing, grant writing, and finance for artists. She also co-directs Outside Art: Plattsburgh Pulbic Art Project and is a member of the pop collective Famous Letter Writer. Trained in holistic financial planning with Osaic and the Advanced Planning Education Group (APEG), she studied applied EQ with ion learning and earned her Series 7 and 66 licenses. She believes in spreading financial literacy to artists and has a unique understanding of the creative life.


“Theatre artists do not make a habit of speaking passionately about financial advisors – but Elaine Grogan Luttrull is the consensus exception. Elaine’s holistic understanding of American financial systems and her literacy around the seemingly irrational, unpredictable ways artists’ incomes tend to operate, make her a vital bridge between cultures of economic and creative communication. Her approach to money reflects a deep understanding of how power structures operate and a sincere desire to broaden financial literacy with an explicit goal of empowering those of us who feel disconnected or disinvited from that wealth of information.”

Krista Williams
Former Roundtable and Casting Director of the Lark Play Development Center

“WOW! This is amazing!! Thank you so so much for such an informative and clear info session. And these detailed notes are really above and beyond.”

Sierra Urich
Firelight Media Fellow

“The infectious smile and ‘felt-smile’ Elaine sends/communicates. The most important is giving a case scenario / example (teaching) I can fully identify with. There is no way presenters can predict this type of example. It was kismet for me today.”

CCI Bootcamp Participant

“I would go nearly anywhere to listen to Elaine present. She is *that* effective”

CCI Bootcamp Participant

“Elaine Grogan Luttrull is a godsend. #Authentic”

Billy East
Indiana Arts Commission On-Ramp Participant
Arts & Numbers

You don’t have to do this alone. Arts & Numbers is a comprehensive financial guide for creative individuals… and anyone else with a passion for something other than accounting and finance. This book aims to provide basic information on finance and financial matters for creative entrepreneurs to take ownership of their financial situations, thus ensuring their long-term success, creative and otherwise.

Written in short story form with fictional anecdotes supporting the financial advice, Arts & Numbers promises to be an easy and useful read for creative entrepreneurs at any stage.

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