One of the many issues of freelance artists and creatives is the administrative work that comes with getting paid for projects, which inevitably leads to filing taxes (and that’s not even where it starts as you’ll first have to register with several government offices before you can issue receipts). Oftentimes, you learn along the way while doing a lot of back and fourth just to make sure you’ve got all your requirements right. The easier way is to simply get yourself an accountant who can manage everything—but it still pays to know what’s going on.
If you’re interested in learning the basics about taxes, drop by one of the many talks at the 2019 Art Fair Philippines happening from February 22 to 24 at The Link Carpark in Makati. “Tax 101: Taxes for Artists and Creatives” is a panel discussion happening on February 22, Friday, during which Atty. Anton Bengzon, Atty. Rommel Santiago, and Atty. BJ Palattao will explain how to properly go through the legal motions.
You can also attend other talks to fill your artist’s soul:
February 22, Friday
Contemporary Art Practice: Focusing on The Materials They Use
With Ryan Villamael, Olivia d’Aboville, Ian Fabro, MM Yu, Christina Quisumbing Romilo, and Oca Villamiel; moderated by Lea Abaya
Selfies and Celebrities: The Portrait from Van Gogh to Warhol
With Dr. Kathryn Calley Galitz, art historian from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
February 23, Saturday
The Value of Pictures
Moderated by Katya Guerrero, conceptual artist
A Conversation: Domenec and Carlomar Daoana
The Art of Fernando Botero
With Mr. Felipe Botero, grandson of Fernando Botero
February 24, Sunday
The Art Practices of Mauro Malang Santos
With Ms. Boots Herrera, director and chief curator of the Ateneo Art Gallery
With Ms. Judy Freya Sibayan, award-winning artist, writer, and curator
With Mr. Adam Nankervis, artist and independent curator
Of course, the star of the show are the artworks themselves. Expect floors of The Link to be full of works by internationally-acclaimed artist David Madella, the late legendary CCP curator Ray Albano, and Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan awardee Mauro Malang Santos, among others.