Are you feeling stuck, like no one will ever see your art? Are you ready to get professional but don't really know how? Are you tired of not getting paid for all the art you are creating? Are you just graduating from art school and not sure what to do next? I CAN HELP.
For years I have been meeting with friends and organizations to give ideas and strategies on how to improve, grow, and expand their reach. I realized that I am not only good at this but I enjoy it. I enjoy activating people's goals and making them a reality. This joy combined with my years in the artists industry have perfectly set me up to empower the artists of today and tomorrow. I have:
- 10 years of event planning
- 8 years of contacts in the arts industry from Hawaii to New York
- 6 years of music business management
- 5 years of non-profit arts programming
- 4 years of mentoring high school and college art students
- 3 years of team management
- Masters degree in Arts Management from Drucker School of Business
- Plus a bachelors degree in Visual Arts
In our sessions we will map out areas of focus and areas of concern. I expect you to come to the table with honest goals, passions, ideas, and artistry. We will quickly create a game plan and timeline that fits your lifestyle and strengths. Each package can be tailored to your specific point in life or industry trends.
I am simply here to CONNECT and EMPOWER you to your next step as an ARTIST.
I wanted to take a vulnerable moment to say out loud, "thank you and please continue to hold me accountable". As a freelance artist and full-time entrepreneur it's easy to discount your work, time, and worth. But as I have encouraged my clients and community I in turn was pushed to practice what I preach. I had to choose to celebrate!
After reading the first blog TAX TRICK #1 hopefully you feel great about all the monies you received this year but it’s time to flip the coin and start to remember all the monies you spent this year.
Did you know?
If you are a freelancer, the minimum amount of money you need to earn and to file a tax return is $400!
"Why is the number $400? While you may not owe any income taxes, as a freelancer, you must pay self-employment taxes in addition to regular income taxes. Self-employment taxes start if you earn $400 or more. Therefore you must file a tax return if you GROSS $400 OR MORE.”
NO is just as important as YES. I know it's hard to hear when you have bills to pay and a reputation to keep but saying yes to every project or new venture could actually be the death of your momentum.
BUT while the time does seem to slip away, it's easy to become sedentary. It's easy to get into a routine with your 3 clients, put your head down, and not see the light of day. I find it harder for artists to make boundaries since they have finally been released to work on the art and projects they have been most passionate about.
There will be days when you need to work alone. There will be hours needed in a noisy meeting or reception to share your work. You have to balance and indulge both climates. But it takes discipline and consistent practice.