Advancing Creatives

Advancing Creatives is a series of artist professional development and business skills education programming presented by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, in partnership with Art Students League of Denver, Clyfford Still Museum, and RedLine. The series aims to equip artists with the business skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers in art.

For more information and to register, please visit CBCA’s website.

How to Price Your Work

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00–8:00 PM
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203

How do you place a financial value on your creative expression? Figuring out how to price your artwork may be one of the toughest challenges that artists deal with on an ongoing basis. Led by visual artist and TV host, Michael Gadlin, this workshop will help artists better understand various theories and processes for pricing their artwork. Whether you are just starting out in your art career or taking an established enterprise to the next level, participants will learn useful tips and practices for valuing and selling their work.

Michael Gadlin is a professional visual artist represented by K Contemporary. He is also the co-host for Rocky Mountain PBS’ Arts District Program. Michael serves on the Board of Trustees for MCA Denver and is Vice-Chair of the Board at PlatteForum.

Financial Basics, Part 1

Tuesday, Apr 7, 6:00–8:00 PM
Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204

If you are working in the creative industries and running your arts business, you’re dealing with money! All artists and creative professionals should have a basic understanding of how to track, report and manage their business finances. This presentation will cover the basics of the key accounting cycles including sales and expense cycles as well as the foundations of financial reporting, including balance sheet and income statement.

This workshop will be led by Rebecca Kelley with Plante Moran. Rebecca is a Partner on the Plante Moran Risk Accounting and Advisory Team. As the leader of the recurring accounting solutions team, she provides outsourced accounting and finance solutions to clients, giving them the key information they need to make timely business decisions. She has expertise in a variety of accounting processes, including accounts payable and receivables, month-end processes, procedures, and review,  compilations, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and analysis. Rebecca spends most of her time with her husband and two young daughters. Outside of accounting, she loves to cook, bake, and travel.

Financial Basics, Part 2

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00–8:00 PM
2350 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205

Continuing the conversation from Part 1, this presentation will focus on financial compliance and a basic performance checklist. It will explore a couple of tools that help to keep your business on track as it relates to financial completeness, timeliness, and accuracy and the compliance items that can give you a headache if they are overlooked.

This workshop will again be led by Rebecca Kelley with Plante Moran.