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Welcome to Art World Learning's series of educational videos on financial health!

We are thrilled to bring tailored financial education to artists, designers, and cultural producers.

While cultural producers are predominantly self-employed, they often resist the designation of "small business owner." When they do look for help in finance and business, their education often misunderstands the realities of creative practice and freelance work. Art World Learning exists as a tool to bring more nuanced financial and business education to creatives by creatives who’ve dedicated their lives to the empowerment of others.

This curriculum has stand-alone modules. Click each one to discover videos, worksheets, reference materials, and additional research. Due to the nature of the subjects, many of the modules are interrelated and reference one another. When another module is especially helpful, it will be noted in the text accompanying a video. We encourage you to watch the whole series to get a more robust understanding of financial health. We believe financial empowerment enables creative dreams for the long term.

This curriculum is being developed in real time. Check back often for updates.


Free, live Q&As with AWL instructors! Subscribers and soon-to-be subscribers welcome.

Credit and Debt
Yanely Espinal, Director of Education Outreach, Next Gen Personal Finance 

Monday, September 27, 2021
5 - 6pm ET

Business Entities
Luke Blackadar, Deputy Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc.

Monday, October 25, 2021
5 - 6pm ET


Intellectual Property
Jessica Lee, Attorney, Loeb & Loeb

Monday, November 29, 2021
5 - 6pm ET

Financial Health
Miata Edoga, Actor, President and Founder, Abundance Bound

Monday, February 7, 2022
5 - 6pm ET

Kay Takeda, Deputy Director of Artist Programs, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Monday, March 7, 2022
5 - 6pm ET

Freelance Finance
Pamela Capalad and Dyalekt, Brunch & Budget

Monday, April 4, 2022
5 - 6pm ET


Art World Learning provides subscriptions to high-quality, online video-based courses to help those in the creative sector thrive by making intelligent business and financial decisions. Art World Learning also produces Art World Conference (AWC): a series of actionable, inclusive workshops and events, both in-person and online, focused on business and financial health to build and sustain careers and communities in the arts. 

We believe financial health and sustainability for culture producers is a social justice issue.

We are a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

To contact us, please email: [email protected]

(bulk educational pricing available)

The Art World Learning (AWL) service and any content viewed through our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household. During your AWL enrollment, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the AWL service and view AWL content through the service. Except for the foregoing, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.