FEBRUARY 28TH - 2PM
To many artists and people who work in the creative fields, finance often feels like a different language and so it can be difficult to connect with money when faced with complications of variable income, multiple income streams, and non-traditional financial values. In this workshop offered via livestream, financial planner and opera singer Chris Enns will cover the basics of how to connect with money when you are a creative person. In conversation with Kristian Clarke, Executive Director of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and Leah Erbe, Program Manager at the AFC we will talk about:
- Setting financial goals
- Mapping the cost of your life and figuring out irregular expenses
- How to separate your business and personal life
- How to manage variable income
- The fundamentals of tax: what you need to know as a self-employed person
- What tools can help manage your money
The participants will be able to access worksheets and other practical materials that they can apply to their own financial situation and continue to work on afterwards. Chris will field questions from workshop participants and can answer personal inquiries via email.
This workshop is FREE to attend. Attendance is by registration only at the following link:
MEET CHRIS ENNS
I’m Chris, and I split my life between my financial planning practice and the opera stage. From my childhood on the farm to ten years spent working with artists, I’ve lived my whole life around people who have ‘non-traditional’ financial lives. People who don’t feel like anyone at a normal bank understands them at all. The trouble is… we all still have to deal with money. And when you add the complications of variable income, multiple jobs, business expenses, and a complete lack of financial training… the results can be super stressful. I work with creatives, digital nomads and other ‘money misfits’ to help them build financial stability (no matter how much money they make.) My mission is based on the belief that one-on-one financial support should be available to everyone who needs it. That’s why 10% of every dollar I make goes to providing free monthly Office Hours and Pay-What-You-Can Financial Planning for low-income earners. More info: ragstoreasonable.com.
Register & tune in to Connect with your Money Creatively!
Organizers of FINANCIAL WELLNESS LIVE
Founded in 1985, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre is a national, charitable organization dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. DTRC also operates as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.
The AFC offers compassionate and confidential support to help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship. The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program helps arts and entertainment workers build and sustain financial stability.
Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.