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Personal Budgeting
Executive Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA)

Course Description

Everyone, regardless of occupation, requires budgets to address immediate and future needs and wants. Kay Takeda shares how even fiscally savvy professionals like herself might have their work budgets–but not their personal ones–in order. To get viewers on track, she provides practical examples and strategies to separate the budget from the self and avoid the anxiety of living paycheck to paycheck. Whether you make a little money or a lot, it’s the care with which you spend and save that has the potential to impact all aspects of your life, including the time and money to put toward creative goals.

This course consists of a 36-minute video and budget references. It is recommended you make time to create or adjust your own budget after viewing.

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Kay Takeda
Executive Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA)
Kay Takeda has worked for over 25 years to support the advancement of artists and the arts sector. Currently, she is Executive Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), which recognizes artists making innovative work through unrestricted grants and responsive project support. Previously, she developed strategy and oversaw artist-focused initiatives at Joan Mitchell Foundation, including the launch of the multi-year Joan Mitchell Fellowship. In prior roles, Kay expanded local grantmaking community partnerships and professional development at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; led national grantmaking programs at Arts International, and managed exhibitions and programming at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor. She serves on the board of Movement Research, frequently sits on funding panels, and lectures widely on professional issues affecting artists.