Live Q&A: Project Budgeting (Part 2)

Kay Takeda
Executive Director, Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Monday, October 17, 2022 | 5 - 6pm ET 
This is a free event.
Join Kay Takeda, Executive Director, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, for part 2 of her wildly popular Q&A on project budgeting.

Unfortunately, many creatives experience budgeting in the context of deadlines and crises. In the lessons on CreativeStudy site, budgeting guru Kay Takeda uses simple spreadsheets to get viewers familiar with the format and the goals of effective budgeting, to recontextualize budgeting as a resource and tool for communication. Similar to an effective artist statement or mission statement, she identifies a budget as a flexible, financial expression of your work and an important way to clarify what you need and what your priorities are when it comes to getting a project done. 

Come to this Q&A with questions about budgeting. Since Kay has seen thousands of artist budgets from all genres over the course of her career, cross-disciplinary questions as well as personal budgeting queries are welcome.

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 Takeda 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.