Monday, November 30, 2009

Financial Workshops for Artists in Portland

Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Maine VLA) and the Center for Law and Innovation present “The Artist's Checkbook” -- A financial primer for Maine’s creative economy.

This event, conveniently timed for 5:30pm on Thursday, December 3, will feature two parts, an educational seminar and a networking opportunity.

Part 1 : An Educational Seminar
Maine VLA will present a panel of professionals who will each make a 15-20 minute presentation, followed by Q & A. Some presenters will bring visual aids. The focus of the discussions will be financial issues that artists confront on a regular basis:

“Taxes and Artists: Like Oil and Water Paint? Framing the Hobby Loss Rules and Business Expenses for Artists.”
Presenter: Peter Dufour, Macdonald Page & Co., LLC.

“Copyright Taxation: Everything You Should Know About it But Were Too Busy Doing Fun Things to Ask.”
Presenter: Christopher McLoon, Verrill Dana, LLP.

“Everything Has its Place: What to do With Your Income and How to Sustain (and Even Prosper!) in Any Economy.”
Presenter: Shannara Gillman, Institute of Financial Literacy

Part 2 : A Social Networking Opportunity
Guests are then invited to move into the atrium of the Wishcamper Center for “tea & cookies”. Light fare will be provided.
When: December 3, 2009 at 5:30pm
Where: The Wishcamper center at 34 Bedford Street, portland
Cost: $10 for the general public
$5 for collaborator members
Free for VLA members
Please Pre-Register at
All tickets on day of event are $13

Collaborating Organizations:
Maine Arts Commission, Space Gallery, Five Rivers Arts Alliance, The Salt Institute, PACA, Institute of Financial Literacy, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Stage, PROPEL, City of Portland, Portland Music Foundation, MENSK, Center for Law and Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law, Maine College of Art, and the newly formed Maine Film Co-op.

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