We offer workshops for individual artists and arts organizations. Check out these webinars:
This series is designed to increase the business savvy of our region’s artists. Our spring 2022 webinars will be announced soon.
Saturday, December 4, 9:30 AM (virtual)
Whether you’re thinking about forming a limited liability company or already have one, find out if this business structure really is for you. An attorney will cover all the basics, including how to form and run an LLC, operating agreements, when you can be held personally liable and how LLCs are taxed. Twenty-minute telephone consultations, if needed, will be scheduled as a follow-up.
ACCIDENTAL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR
Monday and Tuesday, December 6 and 7, 4:00 PM (virtual)
Are you a choreographer who runs a dance company? Did you major in philosophy or art history? Are you someone with a 9-5 job who serves as the treasurer of an arts organization in your “spare” time? You’re an accidental arts administrator! This two-session seminar, which is co-presented by the Arts and Education Council, Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission, covers working with a board of directors, marketing, fund-raising and financial management. Participants receive a 100-page manual. The Tuesday session covers strategic planning. This interactive, jargon-free workshop will help you develop an approach to planning that answers your organization’s big questions and enables your staff and board members to think and act strategically.
QUICKBOOKS FOR NONPROFITS
This two-part, hands-on training for PC users with little or no accounting or QuickBooks experience is team taught by Anders CPAs + Advisors. The training will cover both QuickBooks Pro (desktop version) and QuickBooks Online and includes presentations on bookkeeping basics and payroll. Tuition covers both days and parking. Sorry, no discounts for attending just one day. Seating will be distanced and masks will be required. Register at least 24 hours in advance and pay $40 per organization plus $15 for each additional person from the same organization. Tuition is $60 at the door.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT CLINIC
Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar
Need another set of eyes? A team of volunteer accountants will review your organization’s year-end financial statement. Our CPAs will be using this sample (intended for small arts organizations), which includes the required Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Activities. They’ll be looking for clear presentation that will inspire the confidence of the grant panelists. Please note that the volunteers will not be reviewing program budgets. If you (or someone from your organization) would like a FREE one-on-one consultation, please send an email with the person’s name, email address and your organization’s name. We’ll be making appointments in 15-minute blocks.
“Business Edge workshops are a great resource for local artists to not only learn about the business side of their craft but also to network with like-minded artists and form new relationships.”