Webinar: An Artist’s Guide to Tax

Project Name

Webinar: An Artist’s Guide to Tax

Project Partners

Galway County Council Arts Office, Galway City Council Arts Office, Galway Culture Company and Visual Artists Ireland

Role of Galway Culture Company


Strategic Aim

This project falls under our third strategic aim;
Provide Supports to the Cultural and Creative Sector

Project Description

An introductory session on finance for artists, this session aims to support artists who are new to self-employment or who are considering registering as self-employed with Revenue. This session will look at: the benefits of being registered as self-employed; how to register as a self employed tax payer; how different income is treated in your tax return; how to record income and expenditure; what are allowable expenses; the Artists Tax Exemption; Income Tax; USC; PRSI and other issues in response to participant questions. The webinar is supported by Galway Culture Company, Galway County and Galway City Council arts offices and is free for artists based in Galway.

Tutor Bio – Gaby Smyth

Gaby Smyth is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and managing director with Gaby Smyth & Company Ltd., Business Consultants. He has provided business and taxation advice to individuals and companies for almost 20 years, specialising in the literary, music, film and theatre arts. Gaby has a keen personal and professional interest in the visual arts, promoting not just the work, but the role, of artists, through his work with organisations such as: Pallas Studios, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, IVARO and VAI. Gaby was also chair of the board of Irish National Opera.

Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project

To support artists who are new to self-employment with information they need for registering with Revenue.

How is this project funded

Partnership project co-funded by Galway County Council, Galway City Council and Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


This webinar takes place on Tuesday, 14 June from 2-3pm. 

Click here to register. Click here to learn more about the 1-2-1 clinic sessions offered after the webinar.