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We offer affordable workshops for individual artists and arts organizations. Can’t afford to pay? Please contact us to request a scholarship.

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.

No More Sweaty Palms: Public Speaking for Creatives
November 11, 6:30-8:30 PM
(This workshop was cancelled because of snow. It will be rescheduled soon.)

High Low, 3301 Washington in Grand Center
Nervous about public speaking? Clam up in front of a microphone? This interactive workshop will present basic strategies and techniques that will give you the confidence to speak about your work in front of any audience, large or small. Our dynamic instructor is William Whitaker, professor of practice in drama, Washington University.

Getting Covered on Healthcare.gov (FREE)
November 21, 5:30 -7:00 PM
High Low, 3301 Washington in Grand Center
The Affordable Care Act still provides an opportunity for most artists to obtain health insurance with full benefits at a reasonable cost. Geoff Oliver, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, will define confusing health insurance terminology, explain how set up a HealthCare.gov account, select a plan and verify your income (which can be a challenge for self-employed artists). And he’ll answer your pesky questions! This seminar is FREE. but seating is limited, so please register in advance.

How to Apply for Stuff
December 2, 6:30-8:30 PM
High Low, 3301 Washington in Grand Center
Our panel of experts — Gina Grafos, director of visual infrastructure, Kranzberg Arts Foundation; Tunde Janski-Ogumfidodo, consultant; Sukanya Mani, interdisciplinary artist; and Meredith McKinley, Via Partnership — will share their “applying for stuff” secrets for success from preparing top-notch work samples to writing artist statements (and more).

Just a Joke: Parody, Satire and the First Amendment
December 11, 6:30-8:00 PM
High Low, 3301 Washington in Grand Center
While both parody and satire use humor and are protected by the First Amendment, there are some differences that affect how each is treated under the law. Mark Sableman, Thompson Coburn, will make it all make sense as he highlights relevant cases in his fast-paced presentation.

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LLC CLINIC
Spring 2020
High Low, 3301 Washington 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
December 9 and December 16, 4:00-7:00 PM
High Low, 3301 Washington 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
Dec. 4 (Noon-4:00 PM) and Dec. 11 (12:30-4:00 PM)
Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade, in the Dutchtown neighborhood

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 — Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. 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 2020
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