The Working Creative: Financial and Legal Workshops for Artists

Park County Creative Alliance, in partnership with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), presents The Working Creative: Financial and Legal Workshops for Artists, part of a series of 10 developmental workshops focusing on assisting artists and creatives in their business. These classes are free, but registration is required due to limited seating.  Check out the full PCCA The Working Creative series.

Financial Management for Artists

Sunday, August 6
10:00am – 12:00pm

Your art or creative work is a business, and so your finances should reflect that. This workshop will provide essential accounting tips specifically for artists and creative small businesses. It will delve into foundational keys to success, such as business structure, financial statements, budgets, managing cash flow and timelines for tax filings.

Led by Emily Dyer-Wolfe, MBA

Bio: Emily Dyer-Wolfe graduated from the University of Memphis with her BFA in Musical Theatre in 2017 and pursued her MBA shortly afterwards graduating in December of 2019. She has spent most of her professional career in Investment Banking and Financial Services.

Beginning in 2020, she worked with Aaron Capital Inc. providing investment banking services to companies across the US and in part with our affiliate company Aaron Capital PVT LTD in New Delhi, India. She predominantly worked on Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Raises and Strategic Advisory. Her years in investment banking provided her with valuable experience that has allowed her to become a highly valued advisor to business owners.

Emily shifted her career to financial advisory because she wanted to be able to work with smaller businesses and individuals in achieving their financial goals. She offers full service financial planning and specialize in working with business owners, contract employees and creatives. Her passion is helping her clients build the financial confidence to live in their true purpose. She holds her Life and Health Producer licenses and securities licenses SIE, 63, 24, 7 and 79.

When she is not working, she enjoys reading, crafting and outdoors activities like hiking and biking. She also never passes up an opportunity to go on adventures with her dog, Bonnie. She and her husband KC moved to Aurora, CO in August of 2022 and just celebrated their first wedding anniversary on April 2nd 2023. They are loving their new home and look forward to
continuing to explore all that Colorado has to offer!


Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch break.  Bring a bag lunch.  Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Navigating Legal Issues in the Creative Industries

Sunday, August 6

1:00 – 3:00pm

This interactive workshop will focus on common legal issues that artists and creative professionals encounter. It will focus on the basics of intellectual property law, common questions regarding contracts and various business entities for creative endeavors. Come prepared with your burning legal questions.

Led by Dave Ratner, Creative Law Network

Bio: Dave Ratner
It isn’t often that you run into a band manager turned lawyer. But that’s Dave Ratner. During his career in the music and entertainment industry, Dave learned first-hand the important legal considerations and challenges creative professionals face. Dave channeled his passion into Creative Law Network, a law firm built specifically for creative professionals. Dave advises both creative and general business clients on all aspects of intellectual property and business law. Dave is the Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) Advisory Committee Chair and on the Board of Swallow Hill Music and Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA).