Creative Money

with Chris Ens
Friday, November 19, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Zoom (link will be sent to confirmed participants)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Please note: Participation is limited to current SCA students unless otherwise noted and priority will be given to participants in the Art Skills program. If space is available, recent SCA graduates may also attend. Presented as part of the SCA Fall Professional Practice Series.

Are your finances a major source of stress? In this workshop, we’ll talk about the fundamentals of finance and how to start building a financial technique. We’ll work with tools that help connect your money to what really matters, manage money when your income is variable, and strategies to pay off debt/save for the big things you’re working towards.


Chris Enns is a certified financial planner (CFP) and opera singer. He has spent the last 10 years as a performing artist and learned the hard way that ignoring money doesn’t really work. He is the founder of Rags to Reasonable - an advice only financial planning firm that specializes in working with creatives and people with other non-traditional financial situations.

Events in the Series

November 1, 3, 5 | Create a Portfolio Website: A Three Part Series with Shion Skye Carter (three parts, two time options)

November 4 | Your Work, Your Rights, Your Fees with Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte

November 5 | Grant Writing with Joanna Garfinkel (for Grad students)

November 12 | Grant Writing with Joanna Garfinkel (for Undergrad students)

November 18 | The Value of the Collective: Interdependence as Methodology with Nya Lewis

November 19 | Creative Money with Chris Ens

November 25 | Effective Presentations with Sarah Louise Turner

About Art Skills

Art Skills combines mutual support and training to create collaboration between contemporary arts students, community partners and SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts, providing real world experience and skills development. A Fall SCA Professional Practice series offers additional learning opportunities for students to gain skills they can practice hands-on in  internships, practicums and field placements. At the end of the project, students will share what they have learned by participating in a Community Skills Share. The goal of this project is to create a legacy that can support future students. 

Supported by SFU Work Integrated Learning and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts through the CEWIL iHub program, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiative (I-WIL).

November 19, 2021