Invitation to The Art of Money: Personal Finance Resources for Artists

Category : art

Ok, here’s a good idea; I know too many artists who think they don’t need to know anything about money, or don’t think it’s important enough to bother with, and then find themselves chasing after enough income to survive, instead of doing what they love to do. Also Arts Administrators!

Dear colleagues:

I’m writing to let you know about a personal finance event specifically designed for artists and arts administrators from all disciplines, organized jointly by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment.

The Art of Money: Personal Finance Resources for Artists will take place on March 6, 2010 from Noon – 5PM at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem (123rd Street @ St. Nicholas Avenue).  We will offer a free day of financial workshops and counseling designed to help individuals from the creative sector assess their personal financial status and determine their financial needs.  Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to access and use credit, reduce existing debt, and plan for the highs and low of irregular income;
  • Sign up for a free, confidential, one-on-one consultation with a financial counselor who can help manage credit and debt and provide strategic referrals to other public and private resources;
  • Learn about tax services and refunds;
  • Meet representatives from organizations that can help access services to support creative work.

Crafts for kids will be available and consultations will be available in both English and Spanish.  For more information visit nyc.gov/artofmoney.

We are excited to have this opportunity to serve the field and hope you will be able to help us spread the word.  Please share this information with your employees and colleagues.  Contact Chelsea Scott at cscott@culture.nyc.gov with any questions.

Sincerely,

Kate D. Levin

Commissioner

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Thanks Kate Levin.

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