The Art of Money: Financial Planning and Tax Preparation for Artists

Join Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and The Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, at WPA’s new home in the Capitol Skyline Hotel, for a workshop on taxes and financial planning specifically geared towards artists and their unique challenges. Presenters from the Chamber will instruct attendees on the step-by-step basics of how to organize one’s finances as an artist, from when to consider setting up a business account to how to keep track of your cash flow.

Attendees will also learn how to tackle their taxes, focusing on the specific issues artists face such as multiple income sources and types, tax forms, and what deductions an artist may claim.

This workshop is presented in collaboration with Washington Project for the Arts


Denise R. Bump, CRPC, CMFC
Denise has been a financial advisor with Ameriprise (formerly American Express) for over thirteen years, with twelve years as a franchise owner. During that time Denise grew her practice from her role as sole practitioner to its current ensemble of three advisors, one para planner and one client service coordinator. Her practice, Bump & Associates, specializes in providing comprehensive advice to individuals, couples and small business owners on topics ranging from retirement planning to insurances, domestic partner planning to estate planning and tax planning. Prior to her work with Ameriprise, Denise ran a feminist bookstore in Dupont Circle for over 15 years, an experience she credits with giving her a unique perspective and understanding on the financial dynamics of a small business. These small business challenges translate easily to the challenges facing artists as they both have the need to manage cash flow, minimize taxes, and save for the short and long term while trying to create and sell product.

Brian Haney, CLTC, CFS
Brian has been in the Financial Services Business for 10 years, having spent the beginning of his career in Banking and Securities. As a native of the Washington area, Brian grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, attending high school in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating in 3 years from Indiana University, he began his career in Banking & Securities. Mr. Haney moved to his current firm, MassMutual of Greater Washington, over 5 years ago to work exclusively as a Broker serving a diverse range of clients in the market.


DATE: February 28, 2013
TIME 6:00pm - 8:00pm
VENUE: Washington Project for the Arts 
ADDRESS: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I (eye) Street, SE, Washington, DC 20024

REGISTRATION: The workshop is FREE for WPA members, with a $5.00 reservation fee for non-members. To RSVP, contact Membership Manager Christopher Cunetto by e-mail at or by phone at 202.234.7103 x 2. Seating is limited.