New IRS Decision Could Keep Foreign Artists At Home

Due to budget and staffing issues, as of October 1, 2018, the IRS will no longer create Central Withholding Agreements (CWA) with artists making less than $10,000. Wait, wait, wait, wait..before you click away thinking this fine Arts Hacker post has nothing to do with you, it actually might if you typically host any type of creative artist from other countries. These new regulations will make it more difficult for some artist to decide to work in the U.S. Central Withholding Agreements make it easier for foreign artists to tour the United … Read more

16 Is The Font Size Of Wisdom (For Web Design At Least)

The assertion that arts and cultural audiences are getting older and dying out probably reached trope status decades before the word trope entered popular usage. While this may be true and require programming and market positioning that will appeal to younger audiences, there are some very practical experiential considerations for serving older audiences to keep in mind.  One of them is web design. Entrepreneur magazine had a guest post by Brian Greenberg discussing some small design changes that make websites more easily used by those over 50.  As you might imagine, readability … Read more

Your Contract May Not Provide Cover From Music Covers

Copyright and intellectual properties rights are important considerations in the arts and culture industry. The industry strives to expand the awareness and exposure of creatives, but often either intentionally or inadvertently fall short when it comes to properly compensating creators. Admittedly, knowing your responsibilities when it comes to intellectual property/copyright and contracts in general can be confusing which is why they are subject of a fair number of posts on ArtsHacker. One of those tricky areas is payment of musical performance rights to entities like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GMR. In particular, … Read more

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