Artist Finances: Tax Planning

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Artist Finances: Tax Planning


February 22, 2022
4-5:30pm PT

$25/ $12.50*


This workshop is designed to help you prepare for filing your 2021 taxes, with or without the help of a paid preparer. Creative Capital Awardee Amy Smith—a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management—will provide an overview of tax issues affecting artists, including income and expense tracking, deductions, entity types, and the changes made in the American Rescue Plan that affect tax year 2021. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers.

This workshop is for artists of all disciplines at any point in their careers looking for advice and information to help in preparing their 2021 taxes. It will be conducted via Zoom webinar and include opportunities for individual reflection and group sharing. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop and workshop resources.


Live captioning (CART services) are provided for all of our programs. If you require American Sign Language interpretation or have other accessibility needs, please contact us a We will need at least three days in advance to secure these services.


Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a dance and theater artist, educator, and facilitator. She works to dismantle oppressive structures in non-profit organizations and other groups so that artists and low income folks can achieve collective liberation. She does this through financial well-being workshops, one-on-one work with clients giving financial advice and doing tax preparation, consulting with arts organizations, co-facilitating anti-racism sessions with co-facilitators of color, and as a dance and theater educator. Amy co-founded, co-directed, and performed with Headlong, a dance theater non-profit that transformed into a community arts organization over 25 years. She left Headlong in 2019 to pursue her freelance work. She leads financial well-being workshops through Creative Capital, Assets for Artists, and in many other settings. She holds a BA from Wesleyan UnIversity and has been greatly affected by her learning as part of artEquity’s National Facilitator Training and other anti-oppression trainings.