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CCI - Money Management for Artists

December 4, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Topic: Financial Management and Accounting

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation & Armory Center for the Arts

Location: Los Angeles Area


Money Management for Artists

with Claire Van Holland  |  Hosted by Armory Center for the Arts

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


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.

Workshop Details: 
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: $10 early bird registration; $15 after November 24, 2019 


This venue is wheelchair accessible. If you require additional accommodations for disabilities, please contact allison@cciarts.org.

The Armory's curbside front entrance on Raymond Avenue is perfectly level, with even pavement transitioning directly to large double doors. There are no entry stairs, but the double doors do not automatically open, yet. To the left of the doors is a doorbell that anyone can sound to request help with the doors. 

Metro and Bus:

The Armory is on the Metro Gold Line, across the street from the Memorial Park Station. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

Connecting Bus Services:

  • Metro Bus Lines 260, 267, 501, 687
  • Foothill Transit Lines 187
  • Pasadena Transit Bus Routes 20, 40, 50, 80 


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.

Center for Cultural Innovation takes photos and videos at our activities for non-commercial, archival, and promotional purposes. By attending this workshop, you are acknowledging that your likeness may appear on our website, social media platforms, ephemera and publications, and/or archives. If you have any objections, please let us know, and thank you.

This workshop is made possible with support from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and by the California Arts Council, a state agency. (Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.)

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