ArtSmart is about working with individual artists, studios, galleries and other art organizations to build a solid foundation of good business practices.

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    Analysis and implementation of short and long term goals such as estate planning, retirement, budgeting, savings accounts and investments.

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    Development of a monthly and yearly budget along with an outlook for income coming into the accounts as well as establishing income goals.

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    Development of a budget based on particular expenses incurred in any exhibition, project or art fair in order to determine how much income needs to be generated to make them profitable.

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    Analysis of what business entity is right for the type of business that you want to set up and then setting up that entity with the proper federal, state and local business licenses.

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    Establishment and maintenance of the accounting records with QuickBooks Online in order to manage your finances and prepare the necessary tax documents required for tax preparation.

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    Establishment and maintenance of payroll for your employees as well as withholding and paying out the appropriate taxes to the necessary government entities.

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    Establishment and maintenance of sales tax for your business as well as paying out the appropriate taxes to the necessary government entities.

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    Establish a relationship with your existing CPA or establish a new relationship with a CPA that works with the majority of my clients in order to get you the best tax planning advice.

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    An intensive overview and assessment of the organization identifying issues and redundancies and making suggestions for improvements and steps for implementation. The assessment culminates in a business manual or handbook including job descriptions, employee responsibilities, office procedures and protocols, business structure, budgets and goals.

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    There are three distinct career goals towards which artists gravitate: Exposure, Context, and Money. These goals are interconnected with one another and most importantly one of the three must be compromised in order to achieve the other two. My approach is to help artists achieve their goals while making career-defining decisions.

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    Establishment and maintenance of your art inventory database records using ArtSmart the App as well as assisting with Loan Forms & Consignment Agreements.

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    It can be challenging for artists to deal with galleries on difficult issues such as finances. Because of my long history working in galleries, I can help bridge the gap when it comes to invoicing, artist statements, and production.

“When artists get into trouble, it’s not because they can’t see the solution, it’s because they can’t see the problem.”

– The 46 Rules of Genius

Whether you’re an artist, gallery, collector, art consultant, or an art non-profit, Amy Davila has years of experience working with some of the most prestigious galleries and successful artists studios at various levels of their careers helping them problem solve. Take a few minutes and go through The Questionnaire so we can assess the issues together.

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