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Tue, Feb 13


Virtual Event

A Tale of Two Budgets: Creating a Project Budget You Can Actually Use

Learn How to Create a Usable Budget to Keep Your Project on Track!

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A Tale of Two Budgets: Creating a Project Budget You Can Actually Use
A Tale of Two Budgets: Creating a Project Budget You Can Actually Use

Time & Location

Feb 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Virtual Event


About the event

This class is intended for creatives at every career level.

Do you have a difficult time translating a budget for a grant application or Client review into a usable project budget?

Do you end projects and wonder where the money went?

Have you attended other classes on budgeting but still struggle with making your own project specific budgets?

Unlike other classes given by “industry experts,” this class is facilitated by a real working artist and an arts management professional.

In this Live Virtual Class, Art Beyond founders Esther Davidson and Elizabeth Palmisano will walk you through the steps to create a realistic and usable budget for project execution.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Create a usable budget
  • Track expenses with ease
  • Account for miscellaneous, often forgotten costs
  • Understand why a timeline matters
  • Identify smart cost savings

Free Resources include:

  • Example Budgets
  • Presentation Slides

We’ll also have dedicated time at the end of our class for Q&A. So write down your questions, grab a cold drink, and we’ll see you on Zoom!

About your instructors:

Esther Davidson is a lifelong learner with a diverse professional background including experience in business operations, project management, communications, and marketing. Davidson has an AAS in Business Administration and Accounting. She has worked in fast paced environments and with diverse teams often on concurrent projects ranging from $1,200 to over $1 million. She is also a Certified Construction Contract Administrator and is Quickbooks Online Certified. Not an artist by traditional definition, Davidson’s varied experience and skills bring a unique perspective to arts management.

Elizabeth Palmisano is an award-winning mixed-media installation, fiber, and public artist based in Charlotte, NC. She holds a BA with a concentration in Diversity and Cultural Awareness. Palmisano’s art career began in 2016 and a mere 7 years later she became the artist behind Charlotte's largest community-responsive public art piece, and the first of its kind #NoDaCloudwall. This award winning work is a sculptural mural spanning over 23,000 square feet. Her work is in private and public collections and has been exhibited at galleries and museums such as The Mint Museum, The McColl Center, and Bliss Gallery. She was voted “Best Visual Artist” in the QC Nerve 2020 and 2022 Best in the Nest Awards.

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