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BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission Host Free Workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, 812.349-3534

BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission Host Free Workshops

Bloomington, Ind. - The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) in partnership with the City of Bloomington Arts Commission will host two workshops for arts and cultural organizations and artists presented by Elaine Luttrull, author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.

In The Business of Art: Financial Management for Arts Organizations, Luttrull will cover best practices an arts and cultural organization may adopt to develop strong and effective governance and financial policies. Key topics to be covered include budgeting, managing cash flow, taxes, governance and internal controls. The workshop will be on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am - 1:00 pm at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center

In The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists, Luttrull will lead discussions and activities to empower visual artists, musicians, literary artists, and creative entrepreneurs to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting, the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional and managing cash flow. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs also will be covered. This two-day workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm - 6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists.

Luttrull is also a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts. She teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design and in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, and her presentations have been featured nationally by Americans for the Arts, The Foundation Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. Her presentations are renowned for their accessibility and relevance, particularly for arts organizations and leaders. For more information, please visit http://minervafinancialarts.com/about.

Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited. To register, visit www.bloomington.in.gov/bac. Advance registration is required.

Workshops are made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional support provided by BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

For more on the workshop, contact Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534.

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