New England Conservatory

March, 2018
New England Conservatory of Music

Elaine will be visiting Boston to talk taxes (and all things financial) with students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Hosted by NEC’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship program, this event will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

During the class session for NEC students titled Surviving Schedule C: Hands-On Tax Basics for Entrepreneurial Musicians, Elaine will outline key financial strategies necessary to successfully manage self-employment taxes and common deductible expenses for artists. First, Elaine will cover Schedule C, the tax form self-employed musicians use to report their business income and deductions. But this workshop isn’t just talking: Elaine will also help participants translate the expenses they incur (or will soon) as a professional musicians into tax deductions through an exercise inspired by Richard Hatch (of Survivor fame). Students are asked to bring their real-life examples, real-life questions, and willingness to roll up their proverbial sleeves and dig into the tax form.

Elaine will also spend the afternoon meeting with students one-on-one to answer tax and financial questions. Contact Entrepreneurial Musicianship to set up a time to meet.

About Elaine

Elaine is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She is a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts. In addition to serving clients, Elaine teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design where she runs the Business & Entrepreneurship Department for its students. Elaine’s presentations have been featured nationally by Americans for the Arts, the Foundation Center, Playwrights of New York, the Lark Play Development Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. Her presentations are renowned for their accessibility and relevance, particularly for creative entrepreneurs.


About NEC’s EM Program

Entrepreneurial Musicianship is a set of valuable skills that complement your artistic development: creative and critical thinking, communication, financial management, artistic programming, audience development, and more.

EM is available to students through individual advising, courses, and other programs including internships, fellowships, grants, and opportunities to earn money.

More Information
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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