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TAs Thriving: Tip #8 Get yourself out there and advocate collectively

I posted tip 7 on Sunday morning. While it was the night before tax day and seemingly a good day to talk about money, Easter Sunday may not have been the best day to open that discussion. Should I have waited until Monday morning? As soon as my post went live, I went to my parents whereContinue reading “TAs Thriving: Tip #8 Get yourself out there and advocate collectively”

TAs Thriving: Tip #7 Establish a business bank account and pay yourself a weekly or monthly salary

Ah – tax day! As an independent contractor, it gets complicated but… Let’s talk money! I don’t want to be a millionaireI just want my proper shareWe need money! (We need money!)Talkin’ about money, money, money! (Talkin’ about money, money, money!)I don’t need that wealth or fameI just want enough to play the gameWe needContinue reading “TAs Thriving: Tip #7 Establish a business bank account and pay yourself a weekly or monthly salary”

TAs Thriving: Tip #6 Annually explore the 990s of arts organizations in your region

To change the system, and receive what we are valued, is hard work. Don’t give up. This is an act of self-love. 6. Annually explore the 990s of arts organizations in your region. A 990 isn’t a complete picture of an organization’s financial records, but it is a starting place in your assessment of whatContinue reading “TAs Thriving: Tip #6 Annually explore the 990s of arts organizations in your region”

TAs Thriving: Tip #5 Account for all work hours at one pay rate

In her acclaimed version of Otis Redding’s original, Aretha Franklin famously sang: R-E-S-P-E-C-TTake care, TCB What is taking care of business as a business leader, and as a Teaching Artist? From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it’s a to-do list. Ben Arment 5. Account for all work hours at one payContinue reading “TAs Thriving: Tip #5 Account for all work hours at one pay rate”

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