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Working: Artist Professional Development Series, Compliance

KST Presents


Wednesday, March 18
6:00pm – 8:00pm

KST’s Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave

Pay What Makes You Happy!

Working is a professional development series for artists, built to equip attendees with project management skills, industry specific knowledge and out-of-the-box tools to advance their careers. Each session focuses on a different aspect of the administrative side of being an artist. From project management to fundraising, compliance, and storytelling, we’ll talk about the business of being an artist. Join us every third Wednesday from January to May to learn and share with industry professionals and artists at all stages of their careers.

Wednesday, March 18, Compliance
Being an artist means running your own business. And being in business means having insurance and filing taxes. This session will look at the basics for being an artist in legal terms; fiscal management, tax compliance, and liability insurance. This session will feature Pittsburgh based entertainment lawyer Jacquelin Walker.

Photo by Mariane Rae


Jacquelin Walker, an Associate at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, serves in the Media and Entertainment, Business Services and Public/Non-Profit and Education practice areas. Walker’s experience working with small businesses, large corporations, and public entities, like the University of Pittsburgh, the Harry Walker Agency (HWA), and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) inform her law practice, blending risk assessment, negotiation, and sales with clear analysis of the law to find solutions that strengthen client business and advocate for client needs.

Walker is a cultural producer, yoga instructor, and advocate for equity in the arts and entertainment sectors. She has served as a mentor and instructor for Ghetto Film School and an events manager for Blackhouse Foundation, both in New York. Walker’s cultural production practice, Fete-Fete Ltd., supports visual artists, filmmakers, performers, and culinary artists by providing a platform to reach new audiences and collaborators. An alumna of YogaRoots on Location (200 hour YTT), Walker leads yoga classes around Pittsburgh and beyond, rooting her anti-racist and trauma- informed practice in joy, rest, and leisure, sharing tools that help others create self-awareness with an eye toward individual and collective healing and expansion.

Walker is a Pittsburgh native residing in Garfield.

Check out these additional Working sessions…

Wednesday, April 15, Fundraising
From foundation grants to individual giving, we will dig into the various realities of fundraising, build the beginnings of a grants calendar and look at planning a crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, May 20 , Storytelling
How do you tell the story of yourself as an artist? How do you highlight your practice, your projects, and your life in between. This session focuses on telling your story through contextual platforms that can frame your work.