New Year, New Partnerships for Professional Developement

Woman in green smiles in a studio space
Senior Program Director, Public Art

It’s a new year, and a time for new partnerships! 

Creative City is proud to be partnering with City of Boston’s Artist-In-Residence, Now+There’s Public Art Accelerator, and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston to provide a series of shared professional development and networking opportunities for the artists in our programs.

I’d like to echo Maddie Doctor of Now+There, and say that this partnership is about valuable knowledge sharing AND connecting artists to one another and strengthening the public art ecosystem here in Boston.

This week we co-hosted the first workshop in this series that focused on demystifying taxes for artists, with guest facilitator Hannah Cole of Sunlight Tax. Hannah is a fellow artist, and an IRS-designated Enrolled Agent with a passion for empowering artists to know how to approach their taxes and bookkeeping more confidently. Over 25 artists from across our programs joined Hannah for this enlightening workshop and discussion.L

L to R: David Holland, Arts & Business Council; Karin Goodfellow and Sharon Amuguni/City of Boston; Hannah Cole, Sunlight Tax; Deidra Montgomery and Kim Szeto, NEFA Creative City; Maddie Doctor, Now + There.

Hannah shared a wealth of knowledge over the course of the evening.  Some highlights include:

For more resources check out Hannah’s website:

Looking forward to bringing these artists together again around other important topics to strength their public art practice this year!