Understanding Taxes for Artists Workshop

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Understanding Taxes for Artists Workshop

February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on March 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Tax season can be scary, especially for artists, sole-proprietors, and small businesses. We’re here to help!

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Vision Driven Artists have teamed up to help demystify tax season! 

With over 25 years of experience working with artists and small businesses, tax consultant Christianne Kapps will offer instruction and advice, and help explain some of the more confusing tax subjects for artists. In addition, Christianne will break down the City of Philadelphia’s Business Income and Receipts Tax and how it affects artists. 

These workshops are free, but space is limited so RSVP is required (except for the 1/29 session with Vision Driven Artists). American Sign Language and childcare available for the 2/22 + 3/15 sessions with prior notice (by February 15) – There will be an option to request when reserving a ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: Although Leeway and CultureWorks are conducting these sessions in parternship, there are different locations for each one. The information presented in both workshops will be identical, and both spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Monday, January 29: 6:00-8:00pm
Vision Driven Artists at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
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Thursday, February 22:  5:30-7:30pm
Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832)

Thursday, March 15: 12:00-2:00pm (SOLD OUT)
CultureWorks (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320)
This workshop will be live-streamed via YouTube Live. Anyone can watch and comment for free.

Additionally, attendees who are Leeway grant recipients or current CultureWorks members will receive a free 15-minute individual session with Christianne.

Christianne Kapps has been working with small businesses for 25 years. Ms. Kapps has a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from PennDesign and maintains a ceramics studio in Philadelphia while bookkeeping and consulting with very small businesses, start-ups and small not-for-profit organizations throughout the area. Ms. Kapps works with self-employed individuals preparing tax returns and helping to navigate the world of the IRS as well as state and local taxes.

CultureWorks is a management commons for arts, heritage, and creative communities — a platform of space, human capital, and services to help artists not only survive, but flourish. With more than 200 members, including roughly 80 fiscally sponsored projects, they provide equitable access to management resources for both individuals and organizations, the makers and preservers of culture.

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The Leeway Foundation supports women and trans* artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through their grantmaking and other programs, they promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice.

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Vision Driven Artists (VDA) exists to put more resources and opportunities into the hands of Philadelphia-based artists and arts organizations, with a specific focus and emphasis on supporting systematically marginalized artists and communities.


February 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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(215) 545-4078