Accounting & Tax for Early Career Artists with Art & People

Part of our series Busi­ness Skills for Ear­ly to Mid Career Artists, join Clau­dia Ken­naugh and Rachel Evans to learn how to man­age your taxes

Do you get confused about the different types of tax?

Do you wonder which expenses to claim on your tax return?

Do you wonder if you're better as a sole trader or limited company?

Do you find the self assessment process altogether bewildering?

If so, join us for this demystifying session on accounting and tax.

Art & People presents guest speaker Rachel Evans: Bristol-based bookkeeper and Director of Harland Business Services to offer a clear introduction to managing accounts for early career artists and arts workers. The session will start with a presentation on the types of tax and how to prepare for your self assessment tax return. Then we will open up the conversation. You'll be invited to ask Rachel questions specific to your situation so you can address those burning queries and learn from others’. Accounting can feel daunting without guidance so whether you’re starting from scratch or want to make sure you’re on the right track, join us to find your way.

This session is part of VASW's 'Business skills for Early to Mid Career Artists' series.

About Rachel:
Qualified AAT Bookkeeper and Director at Harland Bookkeeping, Rachel works side by side with independent businesses, supporting them with her advice, systematic guidance and approachable nature. Services include bookkeeping, processing invoices, general administration, payroll, bank reconciliation. Using Xero, Quickbooks, Sage, Excel.

Rachel has a professional business background within manufacturing, project management and IT recruitment. Before setting up Harland Business Services, Rachel was involved with voluntary work: Chair and Trustee - Horfield Welly Pre-School. Responsibilities included recruiting new staff, setting budgets for forthcoming years, preparing and submitting annual return to Charities Commission.

About Claudia
Art & People founder, Claudia Kennaugh, has worked in the arts for over 15 years. First as a musician and performing artist, then gallery manager, art advisor and partner of the Hollywood Road Gallery, London. Claudia has nurtured the careers of many artists over the years, curated countless fairs & exhibitions and helped many collectors to buy, frame and hang art in their homes. Since the launch of Art & People in 2019, Claudia has supported the professional development of artists all over the UK, as well as in Europe and North America. By partnering with organisations such as Bow Arts Trust, Wimbledon Studios, Visual Artists Ireland and Hamilton House, Claudia helps to foster thriving artist communities. Her empathetic understanding of what it takes to live off your art and inside knowledge of the industry are a rare combination. By guiding artists and collectors simultaneously, Claudia is able to create new connections and opportunities, bringing it all full circle.