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.
You may have heard Akenya Seymour on Chance the Rapper’s #10Day or at one of her jazz showcases around the city. A graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts who went on to study jazz voice at Boston’s New England Conservatory, 23-year-old multi-genre artist Akenya Seymour is a force to be reckoned with.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
Welcome to the inaugural CAR Professional Development Resource Roundup!
A plan is nothing. Planning is everything. -Dwight Eisenhower
Successful artists as well as businessmen use creative thinking to get from point A to point B. -James Rosenquist
If you’re interested in attending a performance or getting involved in the community, you are quite lucky – Chicago has options!
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.
Elizabeth Doyle sits down with Cheri Coons to discuss the importance of mentorship in musical theater, including the "mentor food chain," the origin of the actual word in Greek theater and how sharing of both successes and failures can help others in their journey.
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.
Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.
Honesty comes in different flavors: brutal, gentle, tactful, diplomatic, revelatory. Pick your flavor, but don't be an asshole.
The fest pairs performers with hosts to showcase artists in non-traditional venues where the public can discuss art.
With the required licenses a performer can worry less about getting caught in the act.