Amy Smith : May 2021

Amy Smith : May 2021

Full Scope Professional Education Workshop - Amy Smith

smith-5-2021On May 18 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT, followed by an hour-long question and answer period, guest speaker Amy Smith will share her experience with public art. Her presentation will focus on the financial well-being of artists. Amy Smith will guide you through learning more about the barriers that often prevent artists from achieving financial well-being, as well as practical tools and tips for moving closer to (or staying in) financial well-being. She will offer handouts and point you to resources to help navigate these challenging times. Topics include valuing your time & negotiating for fair pay; self-employment & entity types; budgeting & taxes; credit, debt & long-term saving

Amy Smith (she/her) is a dance and theater artist, educator, and facilitator. She works to dismantle oppressive structures and empower artists through financial well-being workshops, one-on-one work with artists giving financial advice and doing tax preparation, co-facilitating anti-racism sessions, 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.

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