Financial Well-Being for Artists


Feb 23 2021



Led by Creative Capital Awardee Amy Smith, a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop is designed to help you get ready to do your 2020 taxes and to make prudent financial decisions in 2021. Smith will provide an overview of our current pandemic economic conditions, expense tracking and taxes, credit, debt, emergency funds, and long-term savings. She will also discuss alternative forms of financial management, including systems for resource sharing, collective thinking, and financial self-determination. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers.

Tue, February 23, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


ASL interpretation and live-captioning may be requested for this event. Please contact to request either or both of these services for free. At least three business days in advance are needed to secure these services.

Amy Smith is a dance and theater artist, educator, and facilitator. She works to dismantle oppressive structures in non-profit organizations and other groups so that artists and low-income folks can achieve collective liberation. She does this through financial well-being workshops, one-on-one work with clients giving financial advice and doing tax preparation, consulting with arts organizations, co-facilitating anti-racism sessions with co-facilitators of color, and as a dance and theater educator. Amy co-founded, co-directed, and performed with Headlong, a dance theater non-profit that transformed into a community arts organization over 25 years. She left Headlong in 2019 to pursue her freelance work. She leads financial well-being workshops through Creative Capital, Assets for Artists, and in many other settings. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and has been greatly affected by her learning as part of artEquity’s National Facilitator Training and other anti-oppression training.

This online workshop will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with all registered participants after the workshop concludes, regardless of whether a participant attends the live workshop.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Creative Capital at


Creative Capital
(212) 5989900

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