Budgeting 101 for Writers and Artists

with grace (ge) gilbert
Tuesday, January 16; 6–8pm CT

Being a working artist often means relying on variable income, multiple jobs, single large sums of money, or no money for months. In this virtual professional development workshop, writers and artists will learn basic tools for budgeting on a variable income, creating goals, maintaining a sinking fund, and creating a healthy money mindset. Learn about budgeting through instruction and discussion, then set financial intentions and start a working budget. Participants will come away with clear goals, spreadsheet templates, resources for further learning, and inspiration for the budgeting process.

Come with an interest in working toward organizing your financial goals and access to Google Sheets or Excel. This workshop is designed by and for underprivileged artists and writers who want to learn about basic budgeting in an inclusive, non-aggressive space. 

This virtual workshop is led from an artist’s experience, not by a certified financial coach. You are encouraged to make your own financial decisions using these basic guides and templates.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 2 hours, Category C or D

$45/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$23 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: Access to Google Sheets or Excel. For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.

Please note: Registration closes 1/12 at midnight (CT).