The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to participate in the online workshop “Business Entities for Artists” on Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST. Lawyer Zak Shusterman, who contributed to the legal chapters of The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018), will present on the topic.
If you’re earning even part of your living as an artist, you should consider whether forming a separate business entity is the right decision for you. This workshop will review the questions you need to ask yourself at the beginning of this decision-making process. Then, we’ll move on to discussing the most common business structures for artists, from remaining a sole proprietor to limited liability companies, the standard corporation types, and the new benefit corporation option. To help you determine which structure is best for your particular situation, we’ll review several important considerations, including the complexity and costs of formation, ongoing responsibilities, and tax treatment.
Title: Business Entities for Artists
Program Date and Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST*
Location: Online and anywhere you have Internet access
Registration Fee: $25
Registration: Please register for the program here.
Questions: Email email@example.com
*This workshop will be recorded and shared with all previously-registered participants after the session concludes. It will be available for viewing up to six months after the workshop date.
Zak Shusterman advises a range of entrepreneurs, creatives, and organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sector at all stages of their development. His clients include individual artists and producers, arts councils, arts centers, and world-renowned entertainers. A twice-recognized “Rising Star” in the nonprofit sector, Shusterman regularly presents workshops for artists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. In addition to his legal practice, he helps run Bethany Arts Community, a large arts center in Westchester; produces a Moth-style storytelling series called “Pros(e) of Pie;” and experiments in woodworking and metalworking.
Image: Gearing up for NYFA’s upcoming The Profitable Artist-themed online workshop. Photo Credit: Amy Aronoff for NYFA