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Financial Literacy for Creatives


Join a dynamic conversation with finance and tourism leader, Dr. Brian S. Lesson about how to develop strong financial skills as a creative professional. Learn the necessary tools and tips to help advance your arts business and get a handle on your individual finances.

Dr. Lesson has been teaching college students and his community for over ten years and has realized that there are few safe spaces to talk about money, personal habits, and debt. His goal is to help people define their financial identity and to battle society’s desires to keep his network from building wealth. As a husband, father of two, and business professional he has created content that will engage the conversation to make better decisions with money, to spend on what matters, while saving to instill new values and ultimately create a financial legacy.  

This workshop is designed to support creatives in need of financial advice or guidance and is geared toward painters, musicians, sculptors, architects, poets, vocalists, dancers, actors, applied artists, potters, filmmakers, glassworkers, jewelry makers, photographers, and designers.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.