Extracurricular Fearless Finanace with Tracy Basu and Jez Arron


Nov 30 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Extracurricular – Fearless Finance 30 November at 6pm on Zoom

Extracurricular – Fearless Finance will help you get your head around budgets, company structures and how to be creative with numbers. Let’s face it, who has a budget to outsource financial advice? Not many of us. In the spirit of helping one another, we have invited Tracy Basu, company manager with Common Wealth Theatre and Jez Arrow, finance manager at Kala Sangam to demystify some financial assumptions.

Tracy and Jez will be discussing budgets and how to be creative with numbers. The difference between independent, freelance, employed, self-employed, limited company and charity status in the performing arts sector. Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of having NPO status? Tracy and Jez can certainly help to answer that as well as, the viability of starting a theatre company in this day and age.

Extracurricular – Fearless Finance is centred around your relationship with money and what money management and budgets can do to support the work you do efficiently.

Tracy and Jez are not able to advise on personal tax related questions, but there will be a session related to tax for Bradford District creatives in January 2021, information about this will be shared soon.

Tracy Basu is Company Manager at Common Wealth.  She joined in April 2018 when Common Wealth become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation for the first time.  Tracy is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) by profession with more than twenty years’ experience of working in the leisure and cultural industries in the private, public and third sector.

Jez Arrow has been Head of Finance at Kala Sangam since May 2015. He has more than twenty five years’ experience in the arts – as a senior manager, and a theatre and film practitioner and facilitator – in a very wide range of contexts, including: inception and company directorship of an independent theatre company and £1.5m arts venue in the North East; establishing the Film & Performance elective for young people at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; bookkeeper on a Scottish feature film with BBC broadcast in 2013; and company manager for a North West-based, internationally touring street theatre company. He has also worked extensively with young people throughout his career, many of them young carers, looked after children and those excluded from education.

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