Tax and Accounting for Creative Freelancers

Event postponed- watch this space for a new date!

This workshop offers an in-depth look at the tax and accounting implications for self-employed artists, practitioners and other freelancers working in the cultural sector. It covers which taxes might affect you, how to stay on the right side of HMRC, what you can (and can’t!) claim as business expenditure on your tax return, as well as advice on how to keep your books and records.

The workshop will be relaxed and informal and will include the opportunity to ask Pete any specific questions you might have, as well as any arising from his presentation.

The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible.

To register:

Register your interest for the workshop here.

We will confirm your place via. email. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to discuss access needs, please email [email protected].

Due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live, work or study in Sunderland.

This opportunity is offered as part of Unlock which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland, delivered by Sunderland Culture. The Unlock programme is part-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds through the Sunderland Community Led Local Development Programme and the Coastal Communities Fund.

About Pete

Pete is a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant, who has specialised in the arts and cultural sector for the past 30 years. He was previous Head of Finance at Northern Arts (now Arts Council England North East) and has been a Trustee of Dance City and Tyneside Cinema.

He currently works with a wide range of cultural sector organisations and artists, providing business advice, training, mentoring and support as well as more traditional accountancy services from book-keeping through to year end accounts.

His portfolio covers most, if not all, artforms and his clients include Alphabetti, Cobalt, Curious Arts, Curious Monkey, Fertile Ground Dance, The Forge, NewBridge Project, Northern Print, November Club, NTC Touring Theatre Company, Trans Creative, Unfolding Theatre, Workplace Gallery, Wunderbar and many more…

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