Understanding Taxes for Artists

By CultureWorks (other events)

2 Dates Through Feb 20, 2017

Tax season can be scary, especially for artists, sole-proprietors, and small businesses. We’re here to help!

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? Leeway Foundation and CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia have teamed up to help demystify tax season! 

With over 25 years of experience working with artists and small businesses, tax consultant Christianne Kapps will offer instruction and advice, and help explain some of the more confusing tax subjects for artists. In addition, Christianne will break down the City of Philadelphia’s Business Income and Receipts Tax and how it affects artists. 

This workshop is free, but space is limited so RSVP is required. American Sign Language and childcare available with prior notice (by January 18) – There will be an option to request when reserving a ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: Although Leeway and CultureWorks are conducting these sessions in parternship, there are different locations for each one. The information presented in both workshops will be identical, and both spaces are wheelchair accessible.

  • Wednesday, January 25:  5:30-7:30pm
    Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832)

  • Monday, February 20: 12:00-2:00pm
    CultureWorks (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320)

Additionally, attendees who are Leeway grant recipients or current CultureWorks members will receive a free 15-minute individual session with Christianne.


Christianne Kapps has been working with small businesses for 25 years. Ms. Kapps has a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from PennDesign and maintains a ceramics studio in Philadelphia while bookkeeping and consulting with very small businesses, start-ups and small not-for-profit organizations throughout the area. Ms. Kapps works with self-employed individuals preparing tax returns and helping to navigate the world of the IRS as well as state and local taxes.