2011-2012 Speaking of the Arts

If you plan to make your art a business (even if you sell artwork through a gallery), tax and business issues surround everything you do. In this seminar you’ll learn the basics about choosing an entity and maintaining it. You'll also learn the basics requirements for reporting sales tax in Missouri, and learn some basics for reporting the income from your arts business to taxing authorities. So many artists and arts organizations get themselves into trouble because they do not know how to take care of their bookkeeping needs on their own and are afraid that they cannot afford professional help. Join us to find out some business and bookkeeping basics to help keep you out of trouble.


Arts Fundraising: Engaging & Keeping Partners
Scott Giffen, cfre

How to be a Successful Arts Advocate
Kyna Iman, MO Lobbyist for the Arts

Grant Writing for Missouri Arts Council
Michael Donovan, MAC

A Simple Guide to Social Media Mountain Climbing
Jeff Hedrick, Marlin Network

Arts Board Development
Kay Osborne, Director of Arts Administration at Drury University

The Gallery/Artist Relationship: The Contract, The Law and Consequences
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Self Employment in the Arts Conference
Drury University

Marketing Your Talents
Cindy Kopenhafer, professional artist

Building Media Relations
Louise Knauer & Matt Lemmon, Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Accounting for the Arts: The Basics of Budgeting, Bookkeeping and Taxes
Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Support for SOTA is provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Missouri Arts Council.