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5 Questions with... Janet Ecklebarger

Income tax essentials for artists

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.

An Artist Counseling Artists

A Conversation with Alice Berry

Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.

Image Credit: SAIC Spotlights

Mapping American Culture

A conversation with MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill

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.

The WasteShed in Humbolt Park

Reduce, Reuse, Re-art

Creative Reuse at The WasteShed

For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.

Amalie Drury

Tips and Tricks: Get Paid

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.

Coya Paz

SinglePage: Coya Paz

"mi sunqu (my heart, mi corazón)" from page 25 of Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology

When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.

Shannon Stratton

The Little Things

Small gestures of gratitude make a difference in the arts.

Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.

Amalie Drury

The Pitch: Amalie Drury of PureWow.com

Editing is a rapid and ruthless job. Don't make it thankless as well.

Also, don’t be so general with a pitch that I have to work to dig up a story. Be specific.

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