Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann on 9/16/14

Life Is Art  presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann at Bakehouse Art Complex on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we covered Financial Planning for Artists.

About Zak Mann:
Zak Mann is a financial representative at National Planning Corporation. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Zak’s practice focuses on income and asset protection for physicians, young professionals and multigenerational businesses. He lectures to resident programs throughout South Florida on the importance of early planning. In 2013 Zak was the top agent for his agency in Disability Insurance premiums.
Born and raised here in Miami, Zak is very involved in the community and is the current president of the Coral Gables Museum’s Young Associates, on the board of Mt Sinai Hospital’s foundation, a Miami Children’s Hospital Young Ambassador, and a founding executive committee member of the American Heart association Pulse. In his free time Zak enjoys fishing, competitive BBQing, and is a published photographer.

About Bakehouse Art Complex:
Since its inception, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) has served as a creative incubator for more than a thousand emerging and mid-career artists. The Bakehouse offers more than just studio space. This dynamic artistic community is home to dozens of artists working side-by-side in every media imaginable in an environment where they share in each other’s creative processes and inspire, encourage and motivate one another.
The Bakehouse is also the perfect place to enjoy contemporary art in the making year-round, featuring 65 working artist studios, two galleries with monthly exhibition openings, classes, and working facilities, such as a fully functional print room, dark room, a woodworking area, welding room and ceramic kilns for artist use. Thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BAC will create a ceramics studio and South Florida’s first community-accessible fine arts metal casting foundry in 2015. These areas provide Resident and Associate artists with in-house facilities to develop or to experiment and integrate new media into their work.
Open free 7 days per week, the Bakehouse offers patrons a rare glimpse into the creative experience and an opportunity to interact directly with a diverse and talented community of over 60 contemporary artists. With monthly exhibition openings, cultural and community events, classes for adults and children, and a soon-to-be-launched monthly Green and Art market, the BAC is not only a creative center, but also a vibrant community hub serving its artists, patrons, art buyers, and the South Florida community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

Next month Art/Work Connections on Affordable Care and The Arts Year 2  will be held on October 14th at The Artisan Lounge so save the date!

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