EVENT: JAN 28 | Charitable Donations Workshop at the BAG

EVENT: JAN 28 | Charitable Donations Workshop at the BAG

EVENT: JAN 28 | Charitable Donations Workshop at the BAG

Join CARFAC BC & Burnaby Art Gallery for a workshop on Charitable Donations
Facilitated by CARFAC National Executive Director April Britski and Chartered Professional Accountant Jessica Somers (CPA, CGA)

This presentation will be an opportunity for artists in all stages of their careers to learn about the complexities of donating artwork. April Britski and Jessica Somers will address these key considerations below:

  • The ethics of charitable donations and art-based fundraisers
    What impact can these events have on an artist’s practice and the broader arts community in the long-term? What does an ethical fundraising campaign look like?
  • Tax issues related to the process of in-kind giving, including a hands-on analysis on how to estimate the tax effect of an artwork donation and how to properly report the transaction
  • Case studies: following CARFAC’s best practice guidelines, we’ll examine case studies and discuss how requests for artwork could be more fair to artists, with tips on negotiating better terms within contracts (an important skill for an artist to have, in general!)

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Fireside Room, Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Registration: 604.297.4422 or burnaby.ca/webreg (Barcode: 458644).
CARFAC BC Members $20 / Non-Members $32.

About the facilitators:

April Britski is the National Executive Director of CARFAC, Canada’s national association for visual and media artists. She joined the staff of CARFAC National in 2005, and has worked and volunteered as an art educator, curator, and arts administrator since 1998. She has an MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University, and a BA in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a co-founder of Artists Legal Services Ottawa, and the Visual Arts Alliance, and has served on the board of directors of CARFAC Saskatchewan, Galerie SAW Gallery, the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network, and the Coalition for Cultural Diversity. In 2010, she spent five months working in the UK, researching how the Artist’s Resale Right is applied internationally. During her time in Europe, she worked on secondment with various visual arts organizations, including Artquest, the Design and Artists Copyright Society, and Artists’ Interaction and Representation (AIR). She is currently based in Burnaby, BC.

Jessica Somers is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with over ten years of experience advising freelancers, artists, entrepreneurs and local businesses in Vancouver on tax, accounting, and business process. As founder of Cordova Street Consulting, Jessica is working to change the landscape of tax advising from a black box to an open conversation. Jessica approaches clients from a perspective of knowledge sharing, outreach, and taking the stress and mystery out of tax! Jessica is also a session leader at CPA Western School of Business where she teaches the next generation of Vancouver accountants and tax advisors.