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We offer affordable workshops for individual artists and arts organizations. Please note that our spring Business Edge workshops will be presented free and online.

BUSINESS EDGE
This series is designed to increase the business savvy of our region’s artists. Offered annually, our core seminars cover career planning, marketing, taxes, copyright and contracts/negotiation skills. Additional seminar topics may be discipline specific or how-to. In all, ten Business Edge seminars are offered annually.

Anatomy of a Contract
Monday, April 13, 6:30-7:30 PM
Although many of us still prefer to conduct our business with a handshake, vague verbal agreements can result in ugly mis­understandings. Attorney David Kim, Stinson, will provide negotiation tips and cover contract basics. We’ll also examine a collaboration agreement.

Copyrighting Nature
Monday, April 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
Professor Ila Sheren, Washington University Department of Art History & Archeology, and Attorney Gene Brockland, SmithAmundsen, will discuss the intriguing intersection of environmental art and copyright law. Presented in collaboration with the Copyright Alliance and celebrating World IP Week.

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LLC CLINIC
Saturday, May 2
(tentatively) High Low, 3301 Washington Ave. in Grand Center
Whether you’re thinking about forming a limited liability company or already have one, find out if this business structure really is for you. Ericka Simpson Conner, Husch Blackwell, will cover all the basics, including how to form and run a LLC, operating agreements, when you can be held personally liable and how LLCs are taxed. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 20 minutes talking one-on-one with a volunteer lawyer-accountant team. Consultations are scheduled in person that morning and may not be available if you do not register in advance. Your $15 tuition covers our referral service fee, so you can be matched with an attorney or accountant, if needed, after the clinic.

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ACCIDENTAL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR
Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5

(tentatively) High Low, 3301 Washington Ave. in Grand Center
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 second 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. Advance registration is $20 per organization plus $5 for each additional person from the same organization who attends. Registration at the door is $40 per person. Tuition covers both sessions. Sorry, no discounts for attending just one session.

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QUICKBOOKS FOR NONPROFITS
Fall 2020
Thomas Dunn Learning Center in Dutchtown
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 (destop version) and QuickBooks Online and includes optional pre- and post-sessions on bookeeping basics and payroll. Tuition covers both days. Sorry, no discounts for attending just one day. Seating is limited! 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.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT CLINIC
Winter 2021
Regional Arts Commission, 6128Delmar
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.

Boyd
“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.”
Dannie Boyd
photographer