Rent-A-Pro: Kristin Mitsu Shiga

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Rent-A-Pro: Kristin Mitsu Shiga


45 minute phone call

Kristin Mitsu Shiga’s Areas of Expertise: 

  • Bookkeeping & Tax Prep for sole proprietors

  • Teaching outside the world of academia

  • Setting up a new metals studio

  • Establishing a new metals program

  • Grant writing

  • Technical assistance (Metalsmithing and Enameling)

Kristin Mitsu Shiga is SNAG’s Education Director and has been a practicing studio artist and educator since 1991. In addition to keeping the books for her own business for more than 25 years, she has helped many self-employed artists and nonprofits navigate the complexities of setting up their bookkeeping structures and preparing their taxes. Kristin has established three successful metalsmithing programs across North America during her career, and build dozens of community and private metals studios. Alongside her studio and teaching practices, her various roles in arts administration afford her a broad base of knowledge in various aspects of nonprofit and academic administration. Kristin currently owns and operates ‘Okina Jewelry from a tiny studio on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Learn more about her studio practice through the segment about her produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting for Oregon Artbeat.


Rent-A-Pro is a component of SNAG’s Road 2 Success program that makes one-on-one consultations with subject matter experts accessible to artist entrepreneurs. Clients get a 45-minute meeting with an expert specifically focused on the goal(s) that you identify.  Potential topics include marketing, social media, sales, business plan development, branding, pricing, graphic design, web design, bookkeeping, tax prep, search engine optimization, merchandising, finding your customer segment, legal guidance and more.

Whether you are starting out or need help with an existing business, this personalized attention can be just the support you need to achieve your goals.  

  1. After payment is processed, you will be given a pre-call questionnaire to download.

  2. Complete and return downloaded pre-call questionnaire and supplemental materials listed on the form

  3. Schedule your call (Note: Your pro will reach out to you after your completed questionnaire is received.)

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