Join Kay Takeda, Deputy Director of Artist Programs at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, for a Q&A on personal and professional budgeting.
Unfortunately, many creatives primarily experience budgeting in the context of deadlines and crises. In an effort to recontextualize budgeting as a resource and tool for communication, budgeting guru Kay Takeda used simple spreadsheets in her videos to get viewers familiar with the format and the goals of effective budgeting. Similar to an effective artist statement or mission statement, she identified a budget as a flexible, financial expression of your work and an important way to clarify what you need and what your priorities are when it comes to getting a project done.
Come to this Q&A with questions about budgeting. Since Kay has seen thousands of artist budgets from all genres over the course of her career, cross-disciplinary questions as well as personal budgeting queries are welcome.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Kay Takeda is Deputy Director, Artist Programs at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, where she oversees a diverse roster of artist-centered initiatives, including its grants, residencies, and professional development programs. In her previous role as Vice President of Grants and Services at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, she developed and expanded the organization's grantmaking and professional development programs, and launched new community initiatives. She has led national grantmaking programs at Arts International and managed exhibitions and programming at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor. She is on the board of Movement Research, frequently sits on funding panels, and lectures widely on professional issues affecting artists. joanmitchellfoundation.org / @joanmitchellfdn