Basic Finance for Artists
An intensive seminar on money management and personal finance
The registration for the 2013 Basic Finance for Artists is now closed.
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Basic Finance for Artists (BFA) is a free, six-week intensive seminar on personal finance, developed to help artists make informed financial decisions and plans over the long term.
Designed especially for New York City-based artists, BFA will help participants develop financial awareness and balance through practical training in money management. LMCC’s curriculum takes into consideration the complexity of artists’ income and cash flow as well as the diversity of artistic practices. Sessions are led by artists and by financial professionals with arts expertise to ensure that instruction is relevant to artists’ needs.
Each three-hour session provides a combination of seminar-style learning and hands-on group and individual exercises. Artists who participate in this seminar will gather essential personal financial information, gain a better understanding of their overall financial profile, develop skills in money management, identify their goals, connect with experienced financial and arts professionals, and access resources for ongoing learning.
Dates and Times
Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 PM
April 16-May 21, 2013
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
Registration and Selection
The spring session can accommodate 20 artists. Due to high demand, space is limited and eligible participants will be selected through a lottery process. Only eligible and complete registrations will be included in the lottery.
Eligibility and Requirements
In order to be included in the lottery, artists must complete the online registration form and meet the following eligibility requirements:
- LMCC has secured the necessary funding to offer the seminar at no cost to participating artists. A full six-week commitment to the institute is mandatory for participation.
- Artists should be residents of New York City (five boroughs).
- Artists should be able to demonstrate a minimum three-year history of professional activity outside of any degree-granting program.
Note: Artists in this program should set aside up to two hours each week for homework and workshop preparation.
Deadline for registration has passed.
Artist will be notified of their selection by Friday, March 15, 2013 via email. There will be a waiting list in case of cancellation.
Prachi Patankar, Program Manager, Grants & Services
212-219-9401 ext. 117