Financial Literacy & Career Planning for Artists

August, 2014
Additional Dates: August 17th, 2014
City of Bloomington, IN

Join Elaine Grogan Luttrull for The Business of Art: Financial Literacy & Career Planning for Artists on August 16-17, 2014. In this multi- day workshop, participants will discuss common challenges faced by both visual and performing artists. The sessions will be split to give members of each group time to discuss industry challenges among peers.

Elaine will lead discussions and activities to empower creative entrepreneurs and freelancers to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting and the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional. Elaine will also share the best ways to manage irregular cash flow, including the how to determine the “right” amount of cash to have on hand. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs will be covered on Day 2, and throughout the workshop, Elaine will answer questions from participants in this intimate workshop-style session.

Elaine is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She’s also a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts. She teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design and in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, and her presentations have been featured nationally by Americans for the Arts, the Foundation Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. Her presentations are renowned for their accessibility and relevance, particularly for arts organizations and leaders.

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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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