• March 9 - April 6, 2016
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/09/2016 6:30 pm 04/06/2016 8:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Money Matters for Creative Professionals Learn from successful working artist how to make your money work for you in support of your creativity. Be unstoppable! Design a budgetary roadmap for your creative work and unpack confusing financial jargon to support yourself with your passions. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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REGISTRATION $240/$260/$280
Wednesdays: March 9, 16, 30; April 6;
Saturday: March 26
(when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)


The main reason most artists and writers stop pursuing their creative goals is money. Learn how to make your money work for you in support of your creativity. This course will help you understand your money personality and how to work with it. Be unstoppable!  Learn the principles of sound financial management by developing a working knowledge of budgets. Design a financial roadmap for your creative work.

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to: (1) Define common money terms; (2) Identify common legal structures artists and writers use to run their creative enterprises; (3) Understand financial structures used to "house" money, such as banks, credit unions, and CDFIs; (4) Define common real estate types; (5) Understand basic tax principles; and (6) Hire and manage professional support for your creative enterprises, such as lawyers, accountants, and financial planners. (Strategies to access professional services affordably will be highlighted.)

*Participants should bring a laptop with word processing and spreadsheet capabilities-or-a notebook, an accounting pad with three columns, pens, and pencils.

Suggested readings:
Cameron, Julia and Mark Bryan Money Drunk/Money Sober. New York:  Ballantine, 1992.
Palmer, Kimberly, The Economy of You. New York: American Management Association, 2014
Robbins, Tony, Money-Master the Game. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

FOR AC STUDENTS: There are three required texts for this course, and if purchased new the three books cost about $45 plus tax (and shipping if you get them online).

Cheryl Patrice Derricotte is an artist who works primarily with glass and on paper. Originally from Washington, DC, she lives and makes art in Oakland, CA.  She holds the Master of Fine Arts, (MFA), from California Institute of Integral Studies, a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, and a BA in Urban Affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Derricotte has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships. She received the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Visionary Scholarship; an Integral Teaching Fellowship from CIIS; a Creative Capacity Fund grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation; and a Washington, DC, Commission on the Arts & Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship grant. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian, the San Francisco Airport, and the Tallahassee Museum of Fine Arts.

Wednesdays March 9, 16, 30 & April 6 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
Saturday March 26 (10:00AM-6:00PM)

*This class is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend all sessions.

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