Wednesday, October 29 | Submitted by Springfield Regional Arts Council | Downtown Central
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2014
Springfield, MO, October 29, 2014 – The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will open the 2014-2015 season of its signature professional development series, Speaking of the Arts, with a focus on arts and business. “Art Becoming a Business: Steps to Becoming a Business Entity,” is a presentation open to all, including artists and arts organizations, at The Creamery Arts Center on November 6, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Local lawyer Heather Rooney McBride will examine the benefits of having a separate legal entity as an artist. She will be discussing the steps to properly set up an entity and the myths that are often associated with starting a business.
“Appreciating the mechanics of creating and maintaining a business entity is important for any person in business, including artists, for the reason that forming an entity will protect your personal assets, streamline your taxes, and enhance your professional opportunities. The relatively small cost is definitely worth the peace of mind and protection that having a formal business entity provides,” says McBride.
McBride is the founding member of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. Heather continuously appears in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in southwest Missouri on litigation matters. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and is a Board member and the Board attorney for the Springfield Regional Arts Council.
The SRAC is proud to offer this presentation as a part of 2014-2015 Speaking of the Arts (SOTA), a professional development series for artists and arts organizations in the 27-county region served by the SRAC. The series, presented by Bank of America, brings in area experts to address trends, best practices, and resources encouraging the arts community to continue to thrive and enhance overall economic and cultural development.
All SOTA workshops are provided free of charge to SRAC members. Non-members are asked to pay $10 per workshop or are encouraged to become a member for only $25 per year. The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, also provides support for the series.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417.862.2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations and artists within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays, shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre and instrument storage.
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