Financial Wellness for Creatives

2021 Workshops for Artists

Brooke Benson

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Virtual, Zoom link sent upon registration and payment

Are you confused about how to manage your money with an inconsistent income? Are you frustrated with how little our schools taught us about finances? Join Brooke Benson from Not Starving Artists in her hands-on financial workshop for creative freelancers! You will be leaving with practical tools and knowledge to manage your money and plan for your financial future, as well as beginning the journey to reframe your money mindset: moving away from the “Starving Artist” trope and towards financial freedom.

About Brooke Benson:
Brooke Benson, founder of Not Starving Artists, is a Financial Coach, AEA Actor, and Expert Contributor at Backstage Cast. After graduating with a BFA in Acting, she realized how little the arts industry taught and valued financial wellness. Her mission is to arm the creative freelance community with financial literacy through digital resources, 1-on-1 coaching, and a community of other artists striving for financial freedom. She is your financial cheerleader, here to destroy the “Starving Artist” trope and empower you about your own personal finance game. Find her on Instagram at @notstarvingartists and download the Flexible Spending Plan e-book at 

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, March 30th, 4:30-6pm
Led by Brooke Benson

DISCUSSION: Tuesday, April 13th, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Robert Killen

About Robert Killen:
Director, Advisor, and Instructor at Lane Small Business Development Center, Robert is a fifth generation Oregonian with a far-reaching professional history. He has managed for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is an artist with a talent for branding who spent seven years as an art director. He spent another seven years in finance as a manager and commercial banker, helping businesses better understand and manage their resources.

This workshop is part of Professional Practice, Lane Arts Council’s professional development program for artists and creatives. Participants continually learn together through an ongoing four month series of workshops paired with group discussions.

Workshops will feature presentations from regional and national experts, individual and group work, and assignments to be completed following the workshop. Participants will then come back together two weeks after the workshop for continued group discussion and to debrief completed work.

This workshop fee is $25 ($65 for full series of three workshops and discussions).

Presented by Lane Arts Council, and sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Columbia Bank.

Contact Becca Schaefer at or 541-485-2278 with questions.