Taxation, Financial Planning and Budgeting for Visual Artists – Tralee

February 4, 2016 – February 4, 2016

Kerry County Council

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Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with Kerry County Council.

Do you have difficulty making sense of the financial aspects of your work?

This session in two parts is designed specifically to be relevant to the financial realities faced by artists.

Gaby Smyth will address: Tax & Self-employment; accounting for different incomes i.e. PAYE Self-Employed and Social Welfare; filling with Revenue Online Services; the Artists Tax Exemption; VAT and State Pension entitlements.  Annette Moloney will also provide a brief session in the afternoon on how to approach budgeting for projects and proposals and costing your time and work.

The first part of the day will take the form of a 4hr workshop on the financial aspects of self-employment and taxation for visual artists with the opportunity to discuss the issues as part of a small group of 10- 12 participants. Please use the registration form below to inform us of particular questions or issues you would like to see addressed. We can then proceed to adapt the session around your interests.

Following Gaby Smyth’s session above Annette Moloney will provide practical guidance on: developing a day/ hourly rate for your work; budgeting for proposals and projects and good professional practice around billing and charging clients.

10.00 Coffee & Registration
10.30 Taxation & Financial Planning with Gaby Smyth
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Taxation & Financial Planning with Gaby Smyth
15.30 Coffee Break
15.45 Costing & Budgeting with Annette Moloney
16.45 Ends

Gaby Smyth is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and managing director with Gaby Smyth & Company Ltd., Business Consultants. He has provided business and taxation advice to individuals and companies for almost 20 years, specialising in the literary, music, film and theatre arts. Gaby has a keen personal and professional interest in the visual arts, promoting not just the work, but the role, of artists, through his work with organisations such as: Pallas Studios, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, IVARO and VAI.  He is Chair of the boards of the Dublin International Film Festival, Opera Theatre Company and Boulder Media Ltd.

Annette Moloney is a socially engaged curator and collaborator based in Limerick. Her arts practice includes exhibitions, critical writing, talks, artist’s professional development and mentoring projects as well as public art commissions.  She works with the Arts Council of Ireland as the Per Cent for Art Scheme Adviser.  She is currently Curator in Residence (with Maeve Mulrennan) in County Cavan.   For 2015 she also received as Arts Council of Ireland Curator in Residence Award to develop endurance | resilience, a Curated @ Source project which examines the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has completed a Master in Visual Arts Practice at IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice.  She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.


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