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CCI - Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness - LA

August 22, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Topic: Financial Management and Accounting

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Area


Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness for Artists

Co-presented by SBCC and Creative Incite 

Led by Claire Van Holland of CVLedger, this workshop will help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their money management concerns. 

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to look at the money specific to your business vs. the money that you take home as an artist
  • How to organize your business financials to scale for growth
  • How to set up and manage a budget that you can stick to
  • How to set up revenue 
  • Tips and tricks on what you can and can't write off as a business

Please come prepared with the following:

  • A list of your major business expenses
  • A list of your primary income streams (if you only have 1, that's perfectly fine)
  • A (rough) idea of how much you've spent for your work in the last year
  • How you earned from your work in the last year
  • How much you would like to earn in the coming year


Claire Van Holland is a 50% left brain, right brain split and is equally creative as she is analytical. She has an extensive career building financial projections, budgets & analyses for corporate media. In 2011, she and her husband Aaron co-founded a furniture & home goods business, M.F.E.O., out of a shared love for interiors and beautiful design. After learning the operational challenges of being a small business owner, she applied her corporate finance & operational expertise to help streamline M.F.E.O. It was from this that the idea for her 2nd business, the CV Ledger, was born. Today Claire works closely with other creative based business owners, managing their numbers through accounting, bookkeeping and strategic consulting, helping them make more informed decisions using their analytics.


Creative Incite is an SBCC social venture that provides education and training to empower individuals to enter the creative economy. For more information, visit sbccThriveLA.org.

Date & Time:
Thursday, August 22, 2019

540 N Marine Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744 (map)

$30 early bird registration
$40 after August 8, 2019

This workshop is made possible with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. 

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To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.

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Need to cancel or change your reservation? Email allison@cciarts.org.