GAYming the System: Tax Tools for Creative Queers

Let's be real: Tax law is written, on the whole, to uphold the white patriarchy, and its benefits are overwhelmingly concentrated away from marginalized communities. Artists and other creative professionals, in particular, are underserved by this system. Until we can radically remake our economy, we've got to help each other navigate it.

Led by the cabaret's own Scott Artley and taught through the lens of queer politics, this workshop aims to introduce creative queers (& LGBTQ+ allies) to:

+ Filing taxes as a creative professional

+ Common tax write-offs specific to artists

+ What records to keep, and easy ways to do it

+ Building alternative economies

Bottom-line: You deserve the money, let's figure out how to make sure you get it.

This workshop is the first of five that will be held throughout March and May, 2018. The Artist Education workshop series invites artists on the edge of culture to teach their peers about the personal and professional skills they’ve developed to thrive on the margins. The program — a unique collaboration between Patrick’s Cabaret, Pangea World Theater, and Soo Visual Arts Center — is intended to create collaborative space for artists to share their skills with fellow artists and organizers, to strengthen relationships and build resilience, and to provide opportunities for artists to put their knowledges to work.

Please register in advance. We ask a $5-10 sliding scale, but have subsidies available if you need. Snacks and other refreshments will be provided.

This workshop is designed and led by Scott Artley. Scott is a queer dude who's nerdy about creative and social entrepreneurship. An artist/cultural producer, nonprofit consultant, and Executive Artistic Director of Patrick's Cabaret, he has taught this course twice at an underground queer art center and once at the cabaret last year. He's definitely NOT a tax professional, but he's game to tell you what he knows, and how it might help you out. 



Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 871-2263

Venue Details: 

SooVAC's entrance has a ramp, and the gallery space and bathrooms are ADA compliant.