BUSINESS WORKSHOPS – BIZARTS


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BIZARTS!

A new look, name and place for Art Without Limits Business Workshops
Suggested donation $20, but any amount is appreciated
Please pre-register

Art With­out Lim­its gives work­shops in the busi­ness aspects of art.
Mate­r­ial will be cov­ered in these monthly work­shops for all art forms
in sub­jects we never learned in art schools.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

“Introduction to Taxes for Artists
led by Diana Castro
Tuesday, January 30th, 5:00PM-7:30PM
Rabobank (by Milpas Roundabout) door 914 to the Right of Bank Entrance
914 Carpinteria Street, Santa Barbara, 93103

Suggested Donation $20

Understanding the uniqueness of artists’ taxes.

Diana V Castro

It is significant that artists understand how the IRS looks at an artist’s business. Many artists have been audited by the IRS because they were given bad advice by an accountant who was good at general tax information, but wasn’t knowledgeable about how tax law affects artists. For tax purposes, to comply with the IRS, an artist must consider if their art practice is a business or a hobby. We will help artists understand this distinction, and what it means to be “self-employed” so that they can make well-informed decisions for themselves.

 

Diana Castro is the Founder and President of Legacy Tax Services a Tax Preparation and Tax Planning Firm. An IRS approved Enrolled Agent, she is the Principal Broker/Owner of Legacy Lending Services, Inc. an mortgage firm in Ventura and has been a Financial Professional for over 20 years.

 

Ms. Castro is also a best-selling author of “Why Didn’t My CPA Tell Me That? Small Business Write-offs Conventional Tax Advisors Miss” and “The Ten Most Expensive Tax Mistakes….that cost Real Estate Agents Thousands”.  She has been featured in books and articles and led seminars and educational workshops onmany topics including: Tax Reduction Strategies, Top Tax Mistakes Businesses Make, Improving Organization Performance, Behavior-Based Strategies, The Basics to Home Buying, Women and Investing, Wealth Management, Local and Federal Grant Programs for Homebuyers. Ms. Castro is an Alumni of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a native Californian who is fluent in Spanish and French.

 

COMING SOON:

“The Art of Successful Social Media Strategy
led by Henry Rosas
Tuesday, February 13th, 5:00PM-7:30PM
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!
Planning Commission Hearing Room
105 E. Anapamu St. 1st Floor, Santa Barbara, 93103

Suggested Donation $20

Henry Rosas

A 20 year veteran of advertising technology and digital marketing space, and engaged in social media for the past seven years, Henry Rosas will give invaluable information on using data and analytics to create a successful social media strategy for artists.

 

Henry Rosas is the founder of Common Thread Digital, a social media and digital marketing agency based in Santa Barbara. He helps clients uncover, create, and amplify their brand stories to drive business results and capitalize on their PR efforts. His client portfolio includes venture capital firms, real estate companies, design houses, non-profits, hospitality, finance, and art.
Pre-registration is Required www.awolsb.org

 

Calico Brown by Bob Regis2

Santa Bar­bara artists attend a work­shop in down­town Community Partners Center lead by Santa Calico Brown who explains the the advantages of using Google Docs for artists.

PAST WORKSHOPS (most recent at the top)

  • “The Art of Successful Social Media” – Henry Rosas
  • “5 Keys to Get Noticed by the Media – and Options If You Don’t” – Julia McHugh
  • “BizArts Road Show” – Elizabeth Stewart
  • “The Power of Video” – Diane Mackenzie
  • “Career Steer” – Dug Uyesaka
  • “Financial Records?? But I’m an Artist!” – Howard Hudson
  • “Let’s Put On A Show! OMG! Now What Do I Do??” – Julie McLeod
  • “The Story Connection – Your Path to Artistic Success” – Bruce Hale
  • “Survival Essentials for Artists” – Sarah York Rubin
  • “Do Photography Intelligently” – Sol Hill
  • “Crowd Source Funding Which One’s for Me?” – Cecily Stewart and Julie McLeod
  • “Funding: Who and How Do I Ask?” – John Hammond
  • “Show Me The Money! The Ins & Outs of Fiscal Sponsorship” – Hannah Rubalcava & Julie McLeod
  • “Why Do I Need Insurance? I Am An ARTIST!” – Tom Caesar
  • “Dance Is What I Do” – Christopher Pilafian, Christina Sanchez and a panel of professional dancers
  • “Backstage at the Gallery with Curator Lynn Holley” – Lynn Holley
  • “A Chat with Maiza Hixson, Curator of Collections for the SB Arts Community” – Maiza Hixson
  • “How To Write A Killer News Release” – Julia McHugh
  • “Tax Savvy for Artists” – Howard Hudson
  • “How To Create A Successful Art Career!” – Sky Bergman
  • “How To Wow Your Audience, Be It One or Many!” – Ann Dusenberry
  • “Smooth Operating with Theater Contracts!” – David Asbell
  • “Investing In Your Creative Future!” – Arthur G. Swalley, CIMA
  • “The Art of Going Viral!” – Mitra Cline
  • “How to Deal with your Dealer” – Frank Goss and Jeremy Tessmer
  • “How to Get What You Want: Mediation & Negotiation” – Mark Whitehurst
  • “Taking It to the Airwaves” – Jim Sirianni and Lin Aubuchon
  • “Social Media 101” – Derren Ohanian
  • “What About Fiscal Sponsorship?” – Julie McLeod
  • “To Be or Not to Be…. Nonprofit, That Is” – Cynder Sinclair, D.M.
  • “Let’s Put on A Show! OMG! Now What Do I Do?” – Julie McLeod
  • “Two Indispensables In Life: Art and Taxes” – Howard Hudson
  • “A Chance To Chat with Rod Lathim” – Rod Lathim
  • “Crowd Source Funding” – Holly Unruh
  • “Successful Grant Writing for Artists” – Marianne Clark
  • “Tell Your Story, Build Your Art Business” – Bruce Hale
  • “Financial Savvy for Artists” – Brianna Aguilar
  • “Using Social Media as a Tool for Artists” – Jennifer Brown
  • “Tell Your Creative Arts and Nonprofit’s Story Using Photos and Video” – Julie McHugh, APR
  • “Take the Pain Out of Self-Promotion with Storytelling ” – Bruce Hale
  • “What’s It Worth? How Do I Get It On the Market?” – Elizabeth Stewart, Art Appraisal
  • “How to Write A Killer Press Release ” – Julia McHugh
  • “Bookkeeping for Artists” — Howard Hudson, CPA
  • “Build­ing a Web­site from Scratch” –Naseem Hyder
  • “More on Google Docs” – Cal­ico Brown
  • How to Brand Your­self as an Artist — Gillian Christie
  • Social Media for Artists — Der­ren Ohanian
  • Web­sites for Artists– Naseem Hyder
  • Bud­gets 101 — John Ogilvie
  • Get­ting Aquainted with Google Docs — Cal­ico Brown
  • Gallery Rep­re­sen­ta­tion — Nathan Vonk
  • The Mys­tery of Men­tor­ships — AWoL men­tors and mentees
  • What’s The Game Plan? (Cre­at­ing a busi­ness plan) — Tia Walker
  • How Should Artists File Taxes? — Howard Hud­son, CPA
  • Non­profit: To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Ques­tion — Phil Hawes
  • How to Be Friends With Your The­atre Techie — Mark Johnson
  • Grant Writ­ing and Fis­cal Spon­sor­ship — Heather Stevenson
  • Gal­leries and Appraisals — Eliz­a­beth Stewart
  • Insur­ance? Who Needs It? I do? — Tom Caesar
  • Copy­rights: Why Can’t I Just Use it? — Ian Smith
  • The Busi­ness of Show Busi­ness — Mar­sha Bailey
  • Let’s Put On A Show! OMG! Now what do we do? — Julie McLeod
  • The­ater Pro­to­col and Con­tracts – Teri Ball
  • How to Write a Grant – Jerry Schwartz
  • How to Tell Your Story – Bruce Hale
  • How to Write a Killer Press Release – Julia McHugh
  • Social Media – Emilia Doerr
  • Legal Mat­ters and Copy­rights for Artists – Tim Boris
  • Account­ing and Busi­ness – Howard Hudson
  • Resumes, Head­shots and Audi­tions – Saman­tha Eve (pho­tos by Shan­non Jordan/Rod Rolle)
  • “Fac­ing the Pub­lic” with Faith Keating

INDIVIDUAL ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH ARTISTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:

  • Mary Heeb­ner
  • Ann Dusen­berry
  • Jeff Hud­gins
  • Colleen Kelly
  • Heather Silva
  • Eliz­a­beth Schwyzer
  • Dug Uye­saka
  • Eliz­a­beth Stewart
  • Dorothy Churchill-Johnson