In anticipation of Janet Ecklebarger’s upcoming talk “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Schedule C* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): Income Taxes for Artists” on Wednesday, March 17 at Chicago Artists Coalition, CAC’s Education Assistant Rachel McDermott asked Janet a few key questions about income tax essentials for artists.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
The 2015 MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill, talks about her current project, her hopes to expand it, and what it's like to be an artist in Chicago.
Welcome to the inaugural CAR Professional Development Resource Roundup!
For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.
Tips and examples of projects to inspire you to make your a idea a reality.
An overview of how the Health Insurance Marketplace works for artists.
Many of us freelance and work various jobs but don't always consider how it affects our tax situation.
So you’ve written your cover letter that gets you noticed, now it’s time to make sure your resumé is just as polished – and makes you memorable. The key here is to make the recipient’s job easy.
Once you turn in your story, they'll likely move on to the next project and won't be thinking about the money you're owed. So be proactive about requesting, filling out and returning payment forms like contracts, W-9s and invoices.
Yes, we’re in the 21st Century and nearly everyone — young and old — is communicating via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Tumblr.
When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.
If you’re solely a poet or fiction writer, avoid the pursuit of bios and resumes entirely.
Publishing requires teamwork. Keep an honest and respectful dialog with your editor.
It took you two years to write your novel; I will need two months to read it.
Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.
UrbanDaddy Chicago Editor Chris LaMorte on the importance of professional freelance pitches.