Taxes for Artists and Freelancers with Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments
Taxes for Artists and Freelancers with Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA

On February 3rd, 2015, ASIFA-East welcomed back Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA, for a rousing workshop centered around taxes for artists and freelancers.  We hold this workshop every year and there’s always a variety of questions to be asked.  Attendees come from all backgrounds, but mostly the arts and enjoy singing along to Steven’s funny […]

The Singing CPA Joins ASIFA-East for an Evening of Taxes and Song!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments
The Singing CPA Joins ASIFA-East for an Evening of Taxes and Song!

Tax season is upon us and that means a visit from The Singing CPA is in order!  Once again, Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA, joined ASIFA-East for an informative discussion on taxes for freelancers and artists.  The event was held on January 28th, 2014 at The School of Visual Arts.  Steven’s not only an excellent […]

Health Insurance and The Freelance Animator: NY 2014 Edition

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments
Health Insurance and The Freelance Animator: NY 2014 Edition

Getting health insurance as a working professional in the animation industry is tough, to say the least.  Most of us are employed as freelancers, whether by choice or by necessity.  Many of us work on productions that last anywhere from a week, to a few months, to a year.  Most small businesses cannot afford to […]

NYS Health Benefits Exchange

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments

Hello!  I was recently contacted by a volunteer involved in the New York State Health Benefits Exchange which will provide affordable health insurance for the under-insured and uninsured.  They are reaching out to artist organizations in an effort to help get the word out about the upcoming exchange program.  Access to affordable health insurance is […]

Taxes for Freelancers with The Singing CPA

Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA, joined us once again for a workshop on Taxes this past Wednesday, February 20th, 2013.  Steven has worked with many an animator and professional artist over the years, and being an artist himself – that makes him uniquely qualified to speak on issues that affects artists most as regards taxes, […]

Easy As Pie – When Animators Film Themselves

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Freelance Corner | No Comments
Easy As Pie – When Animators Film Themselves

A couple Saturdays ago, on Mo-vember 10th (mustache month) I saw the “Rise of the Guardians” at the Museum of Moving Image with some friends. Two of them, Stephen Brooks and Rob Yulfo, are animators who make a video movie-review series. After it ended and we ‘returned’ our 3d glasses, we wandered upstairs to see […]

Take A Break!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments
Take A Break!

If you’re like me, you don’t do this enough.  Kayla Evans sends us this cool infographic full of fun doodles, explaining the importance of taking a break.  Check it out! The original can be found at http://www.learnstuff.com/take-a-break/.

Health Insurance and Health Care Resources for the Under-Insured or Uninsured Artist

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | No Comments

Update: A second edition to our guide was written after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. To put it simply, finding decent and affordable health care as an artist can be an uphill battle.   Jobs that provide it to you are scarce, and even when they do, it can be short-lived (due to […]

Introducing The Productive: A New Kind of Workspace

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Feature Articles, Freelance Corner | One Comment
Introducing The Productive: A New Kind of Workspace

With the rise of freelance in the workforce, has come a need for a new kind of workspace; a workspace that operates and can look like your typical office environment, but within which everyone works independently of one another.   These shared spaces are part of a new phenomenon called coworking.  The idea behind it is […]

Steven Zelin Talks Taxes

Steven Zelin Talks Taxes

It’s not often you are treated to live music at an ASIFA-East event, and it makes it doubly special that our special guest was not only a talented song-writer but a fully certified CPA at that!  Introducing, Steven Zelin, the Singing CPA!  Steven has been speaking and singing at our annual Taxes for Artists for […]