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Writing Works Workshops

Artful Lessons in Commerce: Writing Your Guide to Financial Freedom

Saturday, Apr. 22
2-4 PM ET

virtual event; open to mentees, mentors, program alum, and woman and gender-expansive members of the public.

Too many creatives live the term “starving artist,” wondering if they’ll have to give up their passion for stability. The looming threat of financial depression chases away the dreams of writers, painters, and freelance artists everywhere.

Fortunately, that does not have to be your story! You can write your Guide to Financial Freedom through learning the connection between emotions and finance and by expanding your financial literacy, leading you to a life of stability and independence.

In this workshop, mentees, program alum, mentors and special guests will get the opportunity to further advance in their professional development by engaging in topics within the realm of personal finance. Lead by artist and financial professional David Maurice Sharp, we will discuss the language and skills needed to approach budgeting, establish a saving plan, build an investment portfolio, and slay the dreaded debt dragon!

Meet the Teaching Artist

David Maurice Sharp

David Maurice Sharp

David Maurice Sharp’s unique background allows him to relate to his audience both as an artist and as a financial professional. He danced with the Mimi Garrard Dance Theatre from 1993 to 2001, as well as with other companies including Lucinda Childs, Blondell Cummings, and others. Currently, as a financial professional, David works for Prime Clerk as a Director of Solicitation in their New York office, specializing in US and international restructurings, particularly those that involve public securities.  David was a founding member and initiated the formation of the Thriving Artists Investment Club, a limited partnership established by a small group of artist/friends to educate one another about investing and personal portfolio management. Through that, he also gained greater insight into how the artist can best be educated about their finances and investing. In October 2014, David was named a “money hero” for his work in educating artists about their finances by Money magazine. 

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, program alum, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public

April 22, 2023 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

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