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. 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.


Saving State Funding for the Arts
Kyna Iman, MO Lobbyist for the Arts

Grant Writing for Missouri Arts Council
Leslie Forrester & Jill Williams, MAC

Annual Giving Fundamentals for Arts and Cultural Organizations
Bob Swaney, Robert Swaney Consulting

Social Media: Facebook for Beginners
Jeff Hedrick

Special Event Planning
Sarah Hough, Urban Districts Alliance

How to Approach Galleries: for the Artist
Eunice Waller, Waverly House

Self Employment in the Arts Conference
Drury University

501(c)3 Maintenance and Best Board Practices
Danielle Merrick, KCVLAA

Pricing Your Artwork
Kelley Still, Edward Jones Center

Business Formation for Artists
Judy Sharp

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