Arts and culture

What separates us from the apes?

The Arts and Culture sector are an important collection of individuals and businesses, bringing a depth and richness to life. We need you and you need us. We have been designed to make sure we can help where other accountants fail.

Arts and Culture

The many faces of art and culture

Even as its own industry, this is a broad brush for the range of business we work with under this banner. 

Even so, from artists to dealers, to galleries, performance artists, theatres, and everything in between, there are some common areas that crop up as pressure points.

Our experience has helped us find ways to reduce the pressures on you and make your business succeed. 

Artist at work
Theatre stage

Supporting the scene in they way only we can

Typically those who find themselves working within the arts and culture sectors aren’t necessarily armed with a strong background in business finance. As the jobs come in and the business start to grow, there is a risk that the finances can get out of control.

Well, no worries! We are here to make things simple, manageable and get some set processes in place, so you can focus on the next big project.

From accounts to job costing to basic reporting tips and organisation, whatever you need, we are here to help.

Reasons why we're right for you

Specialist creative industry knowledge

We know you're special

There are a range of special schemes and tax credits for Arts and Culture, we know them all and can tell you if any of them are for you.

Understanding project based creative businesses

Every project counts

We know each project needs to be maximised, be it for profit or for the portfolio. We can help you get the most out of them all.

Working together

Support on demand

Creative life can be hectic, unexpected things come up and need to be resolved ASAP. We are on hand to help you when you most need it.

Taking pressure off your shoulders

Take the pressure off

We help our clients feel secure and free to focus on their projects. We are a safe pair of hands and supportive partner you can rely on.

“As a small grassroots creative start up and freelancer, I've been delighted and assured to work with such a personal, knowledgeable, professional and friendly accountant. It's made a big difference to our business!”

Quirks of the industry

There are some quirks to the tax and accounting rules for some of the businesses that fall under Arts and Culture.

We have experience with them all and can offer a service that fits your needs. For some, all that is needed is a guiding hand and support in areas they are unsure of. Others want to focus on projects entirely and therefore hand over the accounting and finance side totally.  And then there are those who opt for a mix of both, we cover the basics and they get more involved as and when complications rise. 

The aim is to give our clients the freedom to focus on delivering creative output whilst having the peace of mind that all the accounts and filings are taken care off. When issues crop up they know they have a partner there supporting them and helping to make decisions that will grow and develop their business.

Film and Theatre tax credits

There are tax credits available for specific projects. We can help with the qualification, calculations, and applications.

VAT schemes

For art dealers and those making regular purchases via auction there are specific VAT rules. We can make sure you are using the correct scheme and process the returns.

Arts Council and BFI Film funding

There are various places to look for funding for your next project.  We can help you put together the applications and secure that much needed cash.

 

Related services

We offer a full range of services from the very basic to in depth business consultancy on specialist projects. 

We usually create a package based on  each businesses specific needs, size and budget. Tell us whats happening in your world and we will offer solutions.

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