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Contracts and Taxes for Emerging Artists and Arts Organizations

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Urban Hive, 1931 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


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Contracts and Taxes for Emerging Artists and Arts Organizations

With Stephen L. Davis, Esq. & Jon Martin, CPA

Stephen L. Davis, a specialist in Intellectual Property and business law, will discuss the fundamentals of reviewing and negotiating arts related contracts such as public art, book publishing, licensing, and performing artist agreements. Key ingredients of contracts will be covered, including • Anatomy of a Contract • Sales Contracts • Commission and Development Contracts • License Contracts and more.

Jon Martin, a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Attorney, will present the essentials of income tax for individual artists of all disciplines. Learn how artists and artists groups can efficiently track income and expense throughout the year and how to correctly file their taxes. Topics will include record keeping, form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices and more.

This workshop is presented by California Lawyers for the Arts, The Arts and Business Council of Sacramento, and Flywheel.



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