Arts Finance Training

Interactive training programs for arts workers, managers, administrators, and board members looking to develop their arts finance skills.

“I’M GRATEFUL THAT THIS COURSE CENTERED THE HUMANNESS OF THIS WORK”

 

“This program was everything I hoped it would be and more. I deeply appreciated the cohort-learning model and Yesenia’s warm, organized, knowledgeable, and humorous take on the material… Most of all, I’m grateful that this course centered the humanness of this work. We were encouraged to be our full, complicated, intersectional emotional selves during our time together.”

– Bookkeeper Training Participant

Arts Finance Empowerment Camp


 

October 2021 – January 2022
Series 1

Fridays, October 22, 29, and November 5 from 1-4PM PST via Zoom.

 

Literacy

Get training in financial literacy, explore the arts finance ecosystem, and begin to develop your skills.

 
Content
  • Arts ecosystem
  • Literacy
  • Financial Reporting
  • Each participant receives one hour of 1:1 coaching with Yesenia (included in the program fee)

 

Intended for individual arts workers, arts administrators, organization representatives, managers, board members, and treasurers looking to gain skills in governance, oversight, and risk management.

 

Enroll now!

Series 2

Fridays, December 3, 10 and 17 from 1-4PM PST via Zoom.

 

Tools

Take a deeper dive into what makes up nonprofit finances and get introduced to financial management tools.

 
Content
  • Refresher session
  • Budgeting
  • Modeling
  • Cash flow
  • Each participant receives one hour of 1:1 coaching with Yesenia (included in the program fee)

 

Intended for managers of organizations.

 

Enroll now!

Series 3

Fridays, January 14, 21, and 28 from 1-4PM PST via Zoom.

 

Strategy

Learn how to build growth into your budget in this series on development and strategy for sustainability and growth.

 
Content
  • Staffing
  • Infrastructure
  • Strategic scaling

 

Intended for managers of organizations, board members, and board treasurers.

 

Enroll now!

Instructor

Yesenia Sanchez

Yesenia has 20 years of experience working with artists and arts organizations in many capacities. She has been an interim director, finance manager, administrative and program director, and executive coach and consultant. She is a finance trainer and coach for the Center for Cultural Innovation and is a featured author in the Business of Art© book, authoring the chapter on financial literacy for artists. Previously, she ran one of the largest artist incubation programs in the country at Intersection for the Arts. She received her coaching training in 2009 through the Coaching & Philanthropy Project’s Coach Training Pilot Program, where she had the opportunity to be a part of a year long cohort exploring the value of the coaching model in non-profit environments and in under-served communities. Yesenia specializes in business and finance coaching for individual artists, in addition to financial management, fundraising and development, facilitation, executive coaching and team building for arts organizations.

Overview

The Arts Finance Empowerment Camp is an interactive cohort learning program for individual arts workers, administrators, managers, and board members. We’ll unpack the basics of nonprofit arts finance, broken into 3 series of 3 sessions each. Participants are welcome to join for a single series or multiple.

Explore how cohort learning will empower your understanding of arts finance. Gain financial literacy and develop your skills in a safe and collaborative environment, where together, we’ll go beyond the numbers and into a deeper exploration of the arts finance ecosystem. In Series 1 we build your basic understanding of finance to create a solid foundation of literacy. In Series 2 we take a deeper dive into financial management tools. In Series 3 we delve into financial strategy including staffing, infrastructure, and scaling.

 

What you get
  • Immediately applicable knowledge and tools
  • Confidence and clarity into arts finance
  • A Certificate of Completion
  • Network of peers in your learning cohort
 
Cost

Each series costs $550 for Intersection members and $600 for non-members.

TIP! Individuals in California may be eligible to apply for CCI’s Quick Grant to cover the cost of this course. Applications due on the 15th every month.

To learn about payment options contact Amy at amy@theintersection.org

 

Program Info
  • Each series consists of 3 sessions, each session is 3 hours (9 hours total)
  • Each series includes a 1-hour 1:1 coaching session
  • Total training time per series = 9 hours + 1 hour of coaching (10 hours total)
  • Meets on Zoom
  • Maximum 10 participants per series.
  • Additional 1:1 coaching sessions cost $100/hour (you may sign up at the beginning of the series)

Bookkeeper Training


 

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Training Topics
  • Introduction to the Bay Area Arts Finance Ecosystem
  • Financial Terms & Literacy
  • General Bookkeeping Principles
  • Accounting Software & Platforms
Materials Provided
  • Computer
  • Google Drive
  • Trello
  • Quickbooks Online Subscription 
  • Microsoft Excel
Instructor

Yesenia Sanchez

Yesenia has 20 years of experience working with artists and arts organizations in many capacities. She has been an interim director, finance manager, administrative and program director, and executive coach and consultant. She is a finance trainer and coach for the Center for Cultural Innovation and is a featured author in the Business of Art© book, authoring the chapter on financial literacy for artists. Previously, she ran one of the largest artist incubation programs in the country at Intersection for the Arts. She received her coaching training in 2009 through the Coaching & Philanthropy Project’s Coach Training Pilot Program, where she had the opportunity to be a part of a year long cohort exploring the value of the coaching model in non-profit environments and in under-served communities. Yesenia specializes in business and finance coaching for individual artists, in addition to financial management, fundraising and development, facilitation, executive coaching and team building for arts organizations.

Overview

This program will train 4 entry level bookkeepers in the field of nonprofit arts finance. Over 5 weeks we will introduce trainees to the basics of bookkeeping for an arts nonprofit, from financial literacy, to reporting, to software.

This program is intended to increase general competency in the field of nonprofit arts finance among artists, arts workers, and cultural practitioners for the benefit of the sector, as well as teach trainees the necessary skills to be hired as an apprentice to Intersection’s Arts Financial Services (AFS) program.

 
Learning Objectives
  • Trainee will gain a general understanding of the arts finance ecosystem
  • Trainee will learn entry level nonprofit bookkeeping skills
  • Trainee will demonstrate a basic understanding of key financial terms and nonprofit financial reporting
  • Trainee will be trained in and demonstrate entry level skills in key financial software
 
Compensation

Participants will receive $25 per hour for each hour of training.

 
 
Participant Profile
  • Practicing artist, arts worker or arts and culture background
  • Desire to begin a career in arts finance and bookkeeping
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills (MAC / PC)
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Drive
  • LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC encouraged to apply

 

This program is funded in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission.