TALA workshops and seminars provide valuable information to artists throughout the State.
Houston Fundraiser: Drop by Okra Charity Saloon in Houston at 924 Congress during January 2017 and show your support for TALA. You’ll receive a ticket for each drink purchased and can “vote” for TALA to receive February bar proceeds.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:30-8:00pm
Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007
TALA, in partnership with Fresh Arts, will offer a free legal clinic for artists and arts-related nonprofit organizations who meet income eligibility guidelines and have legal questions related to the creative sector.
Musicians, artists, and representatives of arts nonprofit organizations will be provided up to 30 minutes consultation with a legal professional. This one-on-one legal clinic will give participants the opportunity to gain valuable advice on music and art related issues. All disciplines are welcome to participate; however, legal issues and questions must be related to work in the creative fields.
Consultation spots are limited. Clinic registration will close when all appointment times are filled. Please pre-register for the clinic by submitting the questionnaire below to ensure proper attorney staffing. You will be provided an appointment arrival time via email a few days before the event. Appointments will be scheduled at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, or 8:00. Please plan to arrive on time.
Special thanks to Fresh Arts for partnering with TALA to present this clinic.
FREE TO ATTEND! SEMINARS IN AUSTIN AND HOUSTON FEB 2017.
Structured with artists in mind, this seminar is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices.
- What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
- What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
- Keeping records of income and expenses
- Which expenses are deductible
- What is needed to prepare your taxes
- Estimated tax payments
- Business v hobby rules
- Sales tax and employment tax
- Home office expenses
AUSTIN SEMINAR – THE ART OF TAXES
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30pm
Long Center, AT&T Education Room
701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
About the Austin speaker Lisa Sretenovic, CPA
Lisa, a shareholder of The Mangold Group, is an entrepreneurially oriented professional delivering financial and organizational efficiencies to increase the profit in small and large companies. She manages client relationships with customized schedules of services in accounting, tax, strategic planning, budgeting, analysis, process improvement, and training. In addition to 20 plus years of experience, Lisa holds the AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), a unique credential designed specifically for the CPAs who have a wide range of documented IT competency. She particularly enjoys the education of financial literacy to non-profits and entrepreneurs. Lisa is a current professional volunteer for artists and arts organizations through TALA and is a past TALA board member.
HOUSTON SEMINAR – THE ART OF TAXES
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30pm
United Way Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Dr. Houston, TX 77007
About the Houston speaker Kathy Ploch, CPA
Kathy is a CPA and the Entrepreneurial Services Department Manager at Harper & Pearson Company, P. C. She has been in public accounting preparing all types of taxes for 30 years and has worked with small nonprofit organizations for 15 years. She is a Past President of TALA and has been a volunteer with the organization since 1999. She is a member of the Houston CPA Society and served as Society’s President in 2009-2010.
Please join Austin, Texas-based entertainment lawyer, Amy E. Mitchell, for an hour-long workshop that will cover fair rights, use of copyrighted materials, and music licensing for your next film project. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUSTIN HOLIDAY PARTY
Join Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, and the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Austin Bar Association for a holiday mixer on the beautiful Terrace at 816 Congress. Enjoy light bites, refreshments, music, wonderful views of the State Capitol, and great company as we kick off the 2016 holiday season.
Parking provided complimentary from the Austin Bar Association in the parking garage for 816 Congress. Enter the building garage on 9th St.
Music by Wilson Marks Trio.
Business Considerations for Teaching Artists with the Austin District Music Teachers Association presented by Attorney Brooks Rice
November 14, 2016 @ 9:45am
Steinway Piano Gallery, 12980 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750
All music teachers invited. Free to attend.
FREE TO ATTEND!
Is your art protected? Join TALA for a comprehensive discussion of copyright fundamentals and how to protect your work. This multi-disciplinary presentation includes registering your work, your rights as a copyright owner, fair use of copyrighted material, and more. There will be time allowed for Q&A after the presentation.
VISUAL, THEATER, DANCE, FILM AND LITERARY ARTISTS: copyrightforartistsaustin.eventbrite.com
Amy E. Mitchell, Attorney at Law
Brooks Rice, Attorney at Law
Join TALA at the Getting Connected event on Wednesday, Aug 31 @ 3pm.
In the creative industry it is important to make sure you always Protect Your Assets when working with others. Brooks Rice Law and TALA will be at #GettingConnectedATX to help you decipher the legal world and protect yourself when entering contracts and partnerships.
COMING TO HOUSTON
Copyright for Musicians and Artists
Tuesday, July 19
6:30 to 8:30pm
United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Dr,
Houston, TX 77007
Tristan Robinson, Attorney at Law
Erin Rodgers, Attorney at Law
Generously sponsored by:
Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Commission on the Arts