Elaine works with funders and supporters of artists across the country, providing professional development workshops and individual coaching to the creative folks they support. She works collaboratively with every organization to set unique goals and outcomes for each program to ensure the needs of the individual artists are met.

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Indiana Arts Commission

Elaine partnered with IAC to create On-Ramp, a one-of-its-kind entrepreneurial accelerator specifically for creative individuals. After an intensive three-day period, participants have one-on-one sessions with Elaine and receive $2,000 to put toward their creative goals.

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Creative Capital

Creative Capital supports 35 artists each year as they launch projects that change the world. As part of that process, Creative Capital enables recipients of these grants to meet one-on-one with Elaine for financial coaching during their project periods.

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Joan Mitchell Foundation

Elaine joins the newly-named fellows each year for orientation to help them navigate the financial implications of their awards. She then continues to work one-on-one with them throughout the five-year fellowship period.

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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Each year 12 fellows are recognized for their work by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and each year, Elaine gets to work with them, both in a group orientation setting and one-on-one, to ensure their financial goals are met.

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There are some unique challenges when it comes to being a filmmaker, including entity type selection, cash flow management, and tax deductions. Elaine covers these tax-related challenges in her Tax Master Class and offers periodic webinars and workshops for the Sundance community.

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Firelight Media

When Fellows are selected for the DocuLab program through Firelight Media, they also have the opportunity to meet with Elaine, both during a group-wide Financial Clinic and for one-on-one sessions.

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Theater Communication Group

TCG’s variety of fellowships for professionals in the theater industry come with both group-based learning from Elaine and one-on-one support regarding the nuances of money in the theater.

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YoungArts’s commitment to its artists is lifelong. That’s why they start by offering a tax workshop to all winners to help them navigate the implication of their awards. Then, they invite individuals to meet one-on-one with Elaine in financial counseling sessions and participate in multi-week financial wellness programs throughout their careers.

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A&BC of Greater Boston

Each year, the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship supports diverse creators in the greater Boston area as they grow their practices. Elaine joins them annually for a conversation around taxes and financial wellness, plus offers one-on-one support.

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Dramatist Guild

To support its writing community, the Dramatist Guild offers webinars led by Elaine, plus a robust conversation around the tax implications of estate planning each year during estate planning week.

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Center for Cultural Innovation

As the author of the funding chapter in CCI’s latest Business of Art guide, Elaine joins the CCI bootcamp annually to work through the content with learners in group workshops and smaller cluster-counseling sessions.

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POWArts knows that talking about money in the arts can be a challenge – especially for women. That’s why they partner with Elaine to offer group workshops for the community on topics ranging from building a consulting practice to saving for retirement.

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Tamarack Foundation for the Arts

The Tamarack Foundation provides incredible support for Appalachian artists including lunch and learn sessions with Elaine, annual gatherings to support entrepreneurial artists, and one-on-one support.

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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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