Are Artist's Donations really that?
A friend from graduate school, David Wells, shared this article on Facebook. It is titled: "The Artist and the Fundraiser" and nicely written by Jennie Gau, a Madison Wisconsin Artist. It appears on the Tone website and they describe themselves as: Tone Madison is an independent website, podcast, email newsletter, and event series covering music and culture in Madison.
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Artists for the most part are generous people and the article describes the dilemma and pitfalls of an artist donating work or time and how the tax laws art stacked against them. Anyway, click on the image above for a link to the article itself. It is worth the read.