.                  Teaching Artist Support Collaborative  
                          of California (TASC)

Business Tools  - Templates & Samples

For Teaching Artists as freelance, professional consulants


For Teaching Artist Hiring Organizations

The business of being in business can get lost in the shuffle to raise funds or find jobs. Protect yourself and your business, set the tone of professional courtesy and good communication, and ensure that all partners in the endeavor understand the work at hand by presenting--in writing--your expectations and your expertise.

For Teaching Artists:

Sample Memorandum of Understanding MOU for Teaching Artist services

MOU template for TAs.pdf

Don't wait around for a letter from your client--offer yours first! You can lay out your professional expectations and set the tone of clear communications from the beginning.

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For Schools:

Sample Contract between Teaching Artist and School

Contract with School SMAC.pdf

This sample contract was created by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC).  

More to come..

 For Teaching Artists:

Sample Invoice Template 


INVOICE template.pdf

This invoice encourages Teaching Artists to break out aspects of their planning, the cost of doing business, and the value of their work--then if it's important to give "courtesy discounts" to stay within budget, the value of your work is made clear.


Best Tax Reference for Freelancers Ever!


The Freelancers Union, a free organization, collects extremely useful advice all in one place: how to prepare for taxes, read your 1099s (even if you don't know what one is yet!), organize your receipts, and figure out deductions.  A true gift to freelancing teaching artists everywhere!


 For Hiring Organizations:

Sample Offer Letter of Work to Contract Teaching Artists

TA Hiring MOU Sample.pdf

Hiring Organizations offer an umbrella for Teaching Artists to focus on their core work--you've already gotten the contracts, negotiated the parameters, raised the funds, arranged for orientation, etc.  Lay it out, along with professional expectations, in a way that clarifies the mutual benefits of working together.

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TASC of California is a collaborative of teaching artists and the organizations that hire, train, and support them. 
We are a Member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection provides resources, community and cultural space in order to contribute to the sustainable practices of artists and arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.theintersection.org.    

Contact us at: tascofcalifornia@gmail.com.

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