The “Starving Artist” motif is commonly understood across popular American culture and too often embraced as the romantic lifestyle of one who truly lives for their art. This stereotype is even expressed in caricatures of artists clutching cardboard signs and panhandling their darling works. In light of the current economic recession, everyone seems to be struggling. However, artists who are most often subject to the expendable income of others are finding themselves in especially dire straits.
According to Colorado's creative economy study, jobs in the Creative Industries grossed an estimated $5 million in 2008. However this number does not include most sole proprietors and startup artists. Nonetheless, small town poets, writers, visual artists, musicians and dancers shouldn’t have to find themselves struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck or delaying projects with the hope of hitting the lottery.
In an effort to attack the typecasted lifestyle of “Starving Artists”, RhapsoDee Entertainment Group has partnered with Waddell & Reed to offer the free No More Starving Artist Financial Planning Workshop on January 29, 2010 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in Aurora, Colorado. Ben Mossman, Financial Advisor of Waddell & Reed, will show local artists how to develop short and long term strategies for specific projects while managing cash flow, buffering savings and reducing financial burdens using real case studies and examples.
Join RhapsoDee Entertainment Group for this whirlwind presentation, Ben Mossman, Financial Advisor of Waddell & Reed, will use real case studies to illustrate tax and financial planning basics for artists and performers.
RhapsoDee Entertainment Group Presents
No More Starving Artists
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Bean Tree Coffee
12101 E Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80014