In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film. 

Artists spend much of their time concentrating on the creative aspect of their job and can find money matters intimidating. Join Aliza Shvarts, Director of Artist Initiatives with Creative Capital and Tamara Bates, a financial advisor and founder of The Dots Between, in a discussion on financial planning for creatives. They will help explain the ins and outs of financial planning and assist you to plan for your future. 

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A recording of this event will be posted on the event page within 24 hours. In recognition of our collaboration with Creative Capital, this recording will remain free.

Tamara Bates has worked as a financial advisor for UBS and Raymond James and obtained a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist Certification along with extensive training in financial planning. In 2020, Tamara founded the program, the dots between, a financial coaching program for artists who are motivated to address their financial practices, nurture their relationship with money, and establish the structures that will support their long term fiscal growth. She is a former Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe and a board member of Creative Capital. More here: more...
Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and scholar who takes a queer and feminist approach to reproductive labor and language. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Tate Modern and Athens Biennale. Her writing and interviews have appeared in October, Artforum, The Cut, e-flux, Art in America, Whitechapel Documents in Contemporary Art: Practice, Art Journal, TDR/The Drama Review, Women & Performance, and The Brooklyn Rail among other publications.Shvarts has lectured and taught at Harvard University, Brown University, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, Pratt Institute, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, among other places. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design. Shvarts holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. more...

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