WTSP 2021 – Artist as Entrepreneur Series – Session 3: Taxes for Artists + Art Business Operations (Virtual)

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Artist as Entrepreneur Series – Session 3: Taxes for Artists + Art Business Operations (Virtual)

In the third virtual session of the Artist as Entrepreneur Series, we will focus on the operations and “nitty gritty” of how to run an arts practice as a business. This session will take a look at:

  • The basic business systems that are helpful to have in place, such as inventory management and cataloging
  • Expense tracking – why it’s useful and how to do it
  • Taxes (both sales taxes and self employment taxes), including artist-specific tax deductions, unemployment, and grants Self-employment and the basics of an LLC
  • And more!

This session will be co-facilitated with Jeff Thompson, MA, MBA, EA. Jeff Thompson is an actor, writer, magician and tax professional from Los Angeles. He currently has a roster of over 300 clients in the entertainment industry including actors, dancers, writers, and cinematographers. In addition to preparing taxes, he also teaches improv at the Westside Comedy Theater and Impro Theater, teaches psychology at Citrus College, helps run The Ruby LA, and produces short films with his production company, Great Hair Productions.

About the Artist as Entrepreneur Course Series: Being an artist is sometimes so much more than making artwork. If you want to have a sustainable creative life, it can basically mean becoming a self-employed entrepreneur. In this course series, we’ll cover the Mindset, Systems, Operations, and more of running an art business. Take them as a series or pick any course individually!

About the facilitator: Makiko Harris is an artist and also owner of a product design consulting agency, Silent Howl Studios. She’s been working for herself for 3+ years, and prior to venturing out solo, worked in-house as a user experience designer for the QuickBooks Self-Employed product as well as e-commerce giants like Sephora and Gap. Now, she’s looking to share her entrepreneurial experience, self-employment skills, and e-commerce savvy with artists everywhere who are looking to create sustainable creative practices.

Instructor: Makiko Harris, Artist and Small Business Owner

Dates: 1 class meeting / Wednesday, March 24

Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Tuition: $20

Special Rates!

Register with a friend and get 10% off the class fee.
Register with 5 friends and one person can take the class FREE OF CHARGE!
Registrations must be made at the same time by the same person for the discount to apply. For inquiries and to take advantage of special rates, email: michael@rootdivision.org

And if you don’t see what you want here, we would love to hear your suggestions for future classes.
Please email Michael Gabrielle at michael@rootdivision.org with your ideas!

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