Arts Numbers by Luttrull Elaine Grogan
The creative class--artists actors writers musicians freelancers dancers performers and the like--are known for applying their passion for creative expression to everything they do. Perhaps the one thing that most fills this group with apprehension is the rigid world of numbers. This leads to problems arising from the unconventional financial and business situations of creative professionals as well as the nonprofit organizations with which they're often affiliated. Finances budgeting and business matters can be dreaded if not outright ignored by creatives--to the detriment of their artistic pursuits. Author artist and CPA Elaine Grogan Luttrull has written Arts & Numbers to help creative professionals find the same confidence in their financial dealings as in their chosen mode of expression. It is an engaging accessible guide that covers a variety of must-know topics such as budgeting cash management visual charting taxes employment and business etiquette. In a simple straightforward style Luttrull draws examples from smooth-flowing narratives depicting common issues within the arts worlds as well as from her own personal anecdotes. Unlike stuffy textbooks and patronizing business books Arts & Numbers is a lively and artfully done ally in helping creative professionals plan their present financial situations and secure their futures.