The new series is designed to educate people who work in the music industry about how to improve their own mental wellbeing through good money management and better financial literacy.
Clive Miller, CEO of Support Act, explains: “Pursuing a financially stable career in the music industry can be challenging, complex and even unsustainable. To thrive in the original ‘gig economy’, independent artists, artist managers, crew and music workers have to make informed decisions daily about how to make money, pay taxes and find financial stability.
“Working alongside White Sky, we’ve developed this brand new workshop series in the hope of getting some of those key literacy skills out there and upskilling our industry to do better this tax time.”
The first installment of Money Money Money – Financial Wellbeing 101 will take place from 9-11am on Thursday 27 May at White Sky’s offices in Collingwood, VIC as part of Networking Breakfasts series presented by Music Victoria and VMDO. The event will be available to watch afterwards on the Support Act website.
The event will be hosted by Jo Syme (Big Scary, Pieater Records, Hotel Motel Records) and will cover topics including choosing the right business structure, getting taxes right and on time, keeping good records, what can and can’t be claimed and budgeting.
Future events in the series will include a mixture of live and live-streamed sessions that will be available nationwide.
For further information and to register, visit Eventbrite. The event is free and breakfast will be provided, so places will fill up quickly.
For further information on Support Act and its services, visit www.supportact.org.au
Money Money Money – Financial Wellbeing 101
9am-11am, Thursday 27 May
White Sky, 79 Little Oxford Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066