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Income Tax Essentials for Artists + Creative Producers


Wednesday, September 25, 6-8pm

Income Tax Essentials
for Artists + Creative Producers

Join tax expert Janet Ecklebarger as she demystifies the income tax filing process for artists and creative practitioners, and explains the impacts of the new tax legislation.

During this session Janet will guide us through the process of identifying and accounting for the many diverse income streams (from contract day jobs to grant awards and sales) and business-related expenses that comprise the livelihoods of many arts practitioners. The new tax legislation changed some significant deductions, so Janet will address how those changes will affect the various situations for artists and other self-employed individuals.

A practicing artist herself, Janet has keen insights into the complexity inherent in filing taxes for creative careers. Her experience working with clients for over 14 years has also contributed to her knowledge of record keeping strategies that can be implemented throughout the year to help you streamline the process.

In addition to sharing her insights on tax-filing best practices for artists, curators, and creative producers, Janet will also be able to address questions pertinent to individualized circumstances.

Guest Presenter

Janet Ecklebarger earned her Master’s degree from Cranbrook in 1992. She has been working as a tax associate since 2005 and specializes in deductions for artists, musicians, and other creative types while also offering tax and accounting techniques for the right brained. She is a practicing artist who recently moved to a 30 acre property in North Carolina and is excited to participate in the creative and advocacy community in her new area. You can also find her at

Date + Location
Wednesday, September 25
Chicago Artists Coalition, 2130 W. Fulton St.

$20 General Public | $10 CAC Artist Members |
FREE for current BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH + FIELD/WORK residents, and current grant recipients

Registration for this event is currently closed.

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