"Workshop II" is designed and led by a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop will raise participants’ level of financial literacy regardless of their prior experience. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers. Topics will include individual taxes for artists, segregating personal and artistic finances, budgeting for your life and your artistic projects (how to translate artistic narrative into line item budgets for funders), tips for tracking deductible expenses (what can artists write off?), how artists can get out of debt and start saving, a self-employment primer (answering the question “what’s my time worth?”), and whether and when to pursue forming a non-profit incorporation or other entity. Participants will leave the workshop with better financial management and planning skills, as well as a variety of useful tips, tools, and worksheets.
About the Artist as Entrepreneur Series
The Artist as Entrepreneur Series provides the business skills, tools and networking opportunities to artist so they may build financially healthy and sustainable careers.
Over the course of the series, through two (2) half-day workshops covering financial management and six (6) evening webinar/skill-based workshops, you’ll gain insight and knowledge from other successful artists who have built and maintained viable careers.
During the Tuesday evening workshops, you’ll have the support of artist coaches Susan Schear and Chelsea Markowitz on-site, in addition to the evening’s webinar instructor.
Coaches are available during the seven month duration of the series for private coaching Sessions and will be forming artists peer groups for ongoing support.
This program is presented by teaching artists of Creative Capital who support artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Since 2003, Creative Capital has worked with more than 18,000 artists who are enriching over 800 creative communities across the country.
This program series is inspired by and dedicated to Donald Ehman, recently retired Director of Artist Services at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, who over decades has helped so many artists in New Jersey further their careers.
Who would benefit from this opportunity?
Through a workforce development grant, this program is offered to artists who want to increase their income by creating viable and sustainable careers. SJCA is committed to diversity in all its multiple forms, with artists of color especially encouraged to apply. Artists of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the program. Applicants should generative artists, not interpretive for example: the composer as opposed to the violinist, the playwright as opposed to the actor. Artists can be from more than one discipline.
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
The South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA) is a nonprofit organization serving artists and arts, history and cultural organizations in the eight southern counties of New Jersey. SJCA supports a vital cultural community which, in turn, transforms the southern region’s individuals and communities by improving the quality of life. SJCA provides leadership, networking opportunities, professional development, marketing, advocacy, technical assistance and other resources to over 100 cultural members. SJCA’s programs are sponsored and carried out in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts supports, encourages, and fosters public interest in the arts; enlarges public and private resources devoted to the arts, promotes freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitates the inclusion of art in every public building.
For artists, the State Arts Council provides fellowship grants, public art commissions, senior art show, folk art apprenticeships, Teaching Artists Training, and technical support and guidance.
Thrive South Initiative at NJ Community Capital
THRIVE South Jersey deploys flexible, affordable capital and technical assistance to generate quality jobs and improve economic opportunities across a four-county area in South Jersey, including Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Western Atlantic counties. New Jersey Community Capital partnered with the Pascale Sykes Foundation in December 2014 to launch THRIVE, an economic initiative developed to address the challenges of poverty and unemployment in the targeted region as part of Pascale Syke’s South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative.
Creative Capital is a non-profit organization that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through project funding, mentorship and advisory services, and workshops. Our pioneering venture philanthropy model inspires a deep connection and commitment to artists and helps those working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center’s mission is to provide people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds with a supportive, cooperative environment in which to explore the fine and performing arts. Appel believes that the arts are an exciting and essential part of the learning process and that artistic talent is innate and waiting to be developed in every person. Appel Farm achieves its mission through on-site arts education programming, a world-renowned summer arts camp for children, outreach in schools and community-based partnerships. Appel Farm firmly believes that lives can be truly transformed through the arts!
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University offers several locations in Southern New Jersey, providing access and support to the arts and artists of the region and beyond. A source of inspiration and enjoyment for enthusiasts of the arts, from residents of the community, students and faculty of the university, to visitors to the shore and Pine Barrens, the Noyes Museum serves the entire South Jersey area.
Perkins Center for the Arts
Perkins Center for the Arts strives to enrich lives, inspire learning, collaboration, interdisciplinary & intercultural experiences through the arts with programs and services which include: a conservatory of music, visual & performing arts classes, exhibitions, concerts, artist-led school residency programs, a scholarship and fee-based camp for urban and suburban youth, folklife center and community enrichment projects throughout South Jersey.
Chelsea Markowitz, SJCA Artist as Entrepreneur Series consultant, is the Founder of PROJECT: CMC, LLC and works with institutions, emerging artists and creative businesses to provide strategic support that develop programs and exhibitions to engage communities through arts and culture. She is the Curator of Exhibitions at Main Line Art Center in PA, Member of Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia and Local Levo Philadelphia Chapter Leader. Her past appointments include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Bazemore Gallery and Baylin Artists Management.