Taxes and Financial Planning for Artists
Managing your money may not seem like the most glamorous occupation, but it is one of the most important things you can do to ensure stability in your life. As someone in the arts, and especially if you are a freelancer, you are in an unusual position when it comes to financial management. Throughout this course, you will be walked through the basics of the major components of financial responsibility, from filing taxes to investing, estate planning and the importance of good credit. Your work is important to you, and your finances should be too. Without a healthy financial picture, the rest would not be possible.
Module One - Filing Taxes Yourself vs. Hiring an Accountant
Module Two – Choosing an Accountant
Module Three – Financial Planning
Module Four – Estate Planning
Module Five – Creating a Will
Module Six – Importance of Good Credit
Module Seven – Life Insurance
Module Eight – Investing
Brainard Carey has written three books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, and The Art World Demystified.
Carey interviews major and minor figures from all over the art world for Yale University radio. He is an educator and also an artist that has had major shows like The Whitney Museum Biennial and many others.