LA243 Begins at CCAD

January, 2014
CCAD (Map)

Join Elaine for LA243, a class that covers the ins and outs of financial basics for artists. This is not your father’s finance class. This class follows a tailored technical model, presenting very technical information, tailored specifically for creative populations. The class focus is on relevance, and Elaine’s work in this space has been the subject of at least one research paper on her methods. (And hopefully more to come!)

Top Five Reasons to Take LA243:

  • Relevance

The material is technical and tailored for creative individuals regardless of their career plans. This is not your parent’s finance class. This is not OSU’s finance class. This is not Columbus State’s finance class. It’s yours.


  • Death and Taxes

At some point in your life you will have to pay taxes. You better learn about them now so you are less likely to be screwed later.


  • Freedom in Application

Students are free to apply the concepts to their own goals and careers. The Roman goddess Minerva knew business and art weren’t mutually exclusive, but she had to figure out why.


  • Dangerous Gaps

A survey by Barclays released in June 2013 found “dangerous gaps” in the financial knowledge those under 25 years of age possess. This course fills the gaps in the vocabulary and concepts missing from other aspects of an education.


  • Play Doh and Pipe Cleaners

Solving budget and finance problems takes creativity and ingenuity (which CCAD students already possess)… Plus play doh and pipe cleaners. Come find out why.


Bonus Reason:

  • “When I Grow Up I Want to Budget”

The instructor is a CPA who works exclusively with artists and arts organizations to help them develop authentic financial literacy. She takes a holistic approach to finance and injects a bit of humor as well. Her most recent paper was sarcastically titled, “When I Grow Up I Want to Budget.” If you’ve ever said that, this class is not for you.

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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