THE BUSINESS OF DANCE: MONEY MATTERS 

BUSINESS MODELS

WORKING AS A FREELANCE ARTIST OR COLLECTIVE

Freelance Artist
A freelance artist is an individual who is self-employed. Although not covered by employment insurance, freelance artists receive the benefit of deducting business expenses.

Collective
A partnership or collective involves two or more freelance artists who contribute their effort (often including financial contributions) to a joint venture. Though you may be working collaboratively, you are still considered independent of each other.

Ontario does not require you to register as either self-employed or in a partnership, since its tax system is based on your income and not on how you earned it. However, other provinces may require registration for reasons other than taxation. Please make sure to check the legislation of each province that you work within.

PREPARING A BUDGET
EXPENSES:
REVENUES:
APPLYING FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING
CONTRACTS
INSURANCE POLICIES
TAX BASICS