Artist INC Cares: A Four-Part Web Series on Finding Financial Help

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Artist INC Cares: A Four-Part Web Series on Finding Financial Help

April 5, 2020 - April 22, 2020

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Learn what financial relief is available to you as an artist, how to navigate the system and what actions you can take to help stabilize your finances.

For the first time, artists as sole proprietors and the self-employed are included in many of the relief packages, loan programs, and unemployment benefits, but the language of the documents can make it difficult for artists and micro-businesses to navigate. With the large volume of information currently being disseminated, translating and distilling that information in a way that makes it understandable and actionable for artists is critical.


1.    What We Know Today (Recorded: Sunday, April 5, 2020)

Artist & Arts and Business Strategist, Chris Dahlquist, shares the opportunities that are available to artists and the steps they must quickly take to be able to navigate and capitalize on the relief being offered, as well as to help create a strategy to move forward in both the short and long term.

  • Explain financial opportunities currently available and the appropriateness of each for the artist cohort and how those options might work together.
  • What to look for (and be cautious of) in each offering (i.e., payback schedule, interest rates, etc.).
  • Actions to take today.
  • Artist INC Cares Resource List

Part 1: Recording


2.    Questions / Ask the Experts  (Wednesday, April 8, 10 am CST)

Chris Dahlquist will moderate a conversation between Michelle Freed, Senior VP of First Missouri Bank and Hannah Cole, Artist and Tax Expert, Sunlight Tax about the options for individual artists, small businesses and nonprofits.

  • The expert panel will offer guidelines and field questions from artists.
  • What actions to take this week.

Part 2: Recording


3.    What’s Working / What’s Not (Wednesday, April 15, 10 am CST)

  • Artists share their personal experience going through the loan process.
  • Actions to take this week.

Part 3: Register here


4.    What’s Next? Creating a Strategy to Move Forward (Wednesday, April 22, 10 am CST)

  • Reviewing the Portfolio Career, how to truly diversify your income.
  • What parts of the portfolio career are durable and can be emphasized during this time?
  • Actions to take this week.

Part 4: Register here