professional development

2014-2015 Speaking of the Arts

Area experts will lecture on trends, best practices, and resources to help the community’s artists and arts organizations to continue to thrive. All events will be held at The Creamery Arts Center (with exception of the Self-Employment in the Arts Conference and Library Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations.)

Speaking of the Arts is made possible through the support of the Missouri Arts Council.

Schedule

Art Becoming a Business: Steps for Forming a Business Entity
Heather Rooney McBride

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.

2012-2013 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.

2013-2014 Speaking of the Arts

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is proud to release the 2013-2014 season of Speaking of the Arts, a professional development series for artists and arts organizations hosted at The Creamery Arts Center. Area experts will lecture on trends, best practices, and resources to enable our arts community to continue to thrive and enhance overall economic and cultural development.

2015-2016 Speaking of the Arts

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 season of Speaking of the Arts (SOTA). SOTA is a professional development series for artists and arts organizations in the 27-country region served by the SRAC. The series brings in area experts to address trends, best practices, and resources encouraging the arts community to continue to thrive and enhance overall economic and cultural development.

Speaking of the Arts

A Professional Development Series of Workshops: Meeting the Need

In 2010, the Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) hosted roundtables, conducted surveys and met with community leaders to build a vision for the future of Springfield and the arts community.

Arts in the News (SBJ Live): Conquering the Cliche of Starving Artist with Christie Snelson

"[Christie Snelson] also shares how payment plans keep money coming in while giving her goals to work toward, keeping her on track financially and deadline-wise. Her thoughts on the term "starving artist"--hopefully if you work hard you won't starve, but day jobs are strongly encouraged. Her advice to those wishing to step out on their own is to work hard, continue to learn, push yourself, and stay focused." — SBJ Live