For sustainable activities, knowledge of the money side of things – the funding for activities, payment to people involved, the balance of income and expenditure, handling of taxes incurred, etc. – is indispensable.
Featuring lecturers who are experts in accounting and tax matters in the field of arts and culture, this course offers a four-pronged program of lectures designed for different types of activity base. Each lecture will provide basic knowledge of accounting and taxation, as well as pointers towards sustainable management of organizations and projects.
For 2023 we are also offering a new lecture on the theme of incorporation and withholding tax, a subject of great interest when engaging in creative activities. Throughout the four lectures, we provide easy-to-understand explanations of the contents of the handbook “The book to consult for problems with arts-related accounting and taxation: 63 Q&As for practitioners in the field of arts and culture” published in March 2023, and lecturers for each session will be joined by practitioners from creative fields.
We look forward to welcoming as many participants as possible, from those who feel unsure about accounting/taxation, to those aiming to strengthen their footing in managerial skills.
*This is an online course using Zoom Webinars (viewing on a PC recommended).
*All lectures are standalone. Please apply for the session that best suits your needs.
*Participants will be able to watch archived videos at a later date.
*If it is difficult to watch on the day, you can also apply to watch the archived video.
*Accessibility: Japanese sign language interpreting, UD Talk speech-to-text support.
2023:Each session 19:00 – 21:30 Lecture/Q&A session (including break)
Wednesday, August 2: Individuals
Thursday, September 7: Voluntary or unincorporated associations (executive committees, music groups, theater companies, art collectives etc.)
Thursday, October 5: Non-profit corporations (NPOs, general incorporated associations)
Thursday, November 2: Incorporation and withholding tax
*Lectures are conducted only in Japanese.
Each lecture will be conducted in the form of dialog/discussion between instructors and practitioners of creative activities. Practitioner details will be announced at a later date.
Lectures will be conducted with reference to the handbook “The book to consult for problems with arts-related accounting and taxation: 63 Q&As for practitioners in the field of arts and culture” (published March 2023).
The handbook is a Q&A compilation comprising questions received during the 2021 lecture program. It includes common issues for many people engaging in creative activities, handy things to know, beginners’ questions, points that more experienced people tend to get confused about, and more. Its table of contents sets out topics at a glance so you can select and read about the issues that are causing you concern. Please take a look.
*The handbook PDF can be downloaded from the website below (a booklet version is not be distributed).
Yusuke Iizuka (licensed tax accountant)
Naruki Izawa (licensed tax accountant)
Natsuhiko Tani (licensed tax accountant)
【Planning and supervision】
Yamauchi Accounting Office/ THNK Advisory Inc
photo by Sho Yamada
Kaede Yamamoto (Oboe player)
2. Organizations: Voluntary or unincorporated associations (executive committees, music groups, theater companies, art collectives etc.)
Satoko Suchi (Freelance stage producer)
Rick Yamakawa (Artist/ Co-founder of Transfield Studio/Member of SNZ, “Soudan” office)
Applications open from June 27, 2023
Please make a reservation via Peatix (Account registration required in advance)
*Information is guided only in Japanese.
*Any questions, etc. entered in the advance question field on the application form will be used vis a vis lecture content. Please note we may not be able to reply to all questions during the lectures. Please also make use of the Q&A session in the second half of the lectures.
In addition, please note that questions, etc. may be used as reference for future programs/projects (for example in the creation of teaching material, etc.).
*Program details are subject to change.
Consultation and Support Division, Initiatives and Grants Department
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-9237 (Weekday 10:00-18:00)
Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM)
TEL: 080-8395-6124 (Weekday 10:00-18:00)