While every effort is made to ensure the information in this article is accurate, Visual Artists Ireland and the author can accept no responsibility for loss or distress to any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of the material contained herein. Self-Employment – The Advantages Being self-employed means you are carrying […]
It has come to our attention that Revenue have now implemented and are checking for VAT compliance under the amendments introduced in the Finance Act 2015. The Act means that people offering education and workshops outside of specific constraints are now required to charge VAT and, within the VAT definitions, provide VAT returns to Revenue. […]
This text is intended to help you establish how much it costs you to make your work (the science bit) with a view to assisting you price it (the art bit). Realistic costing will help you find the right market and more importantly help you work out whether you can make a living as an artist.
Being self-employed means you are carrying on your own business rather than working for an employer. With this there are many advantages and disadvantages.
Financial planning for the future is something that is not always at the forefront of our minds. The question that is more usual is how to finance life and art at the same time.
This article will be of interest to self-employed artists. It aims to provide guidelines on how to manage and control the day-to-day finances associated with their work. What follows describes what a hypothetical artist, Karen, should do once she has finished at art college and has started exhibiting and selling her work. Karen should keep separate in her mind and in practice the finances associated with her personal life and the finances associated with her business of creating and selling art. In many cases, it is easy to determine whether an expense is ‘personal’ or ‘business’. In other instances this is not straightforward, particularly where a payment – e.g. for electricity or travel – may be partly business and partly personal. A key aspect to identifying and quantifying this differentiation is to adopt a systematic approach to keeping records and to preparing and reviewing budgets.
It is impossible to provide a detailed answer to this question as the issue is too subjective. However, Visual Artists lreland has commissioned Gaby Smyth and Co Accountants to prepare a guide on Tax, PRSI and Social Insurance benefits for self-employed artists. This guide provides advice on how to keep books and records, prepare your […]