International and Exchange Students Selling Art Aaron Colhapp, Macalester College Bruce Gawtry, Macalester College and University of Minnesota Alexis Akagawa, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Goals
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Aaron Colhapp, Macalester College
Bruce Gawtry, Macalester College and University of Minnesota
Alexis Akagawa, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
To clarify about art employment, there are two separate issues:
1. Artistic activities
2. Artistic objects such as visual/physical, written or musical compositions
An F-1 Japanese student needs models for a photography project.
This would be illegal employment.
A German F-1 one-semester, exchange student wants to sell his paintings in the college sponsored art sale on campus.
No. The student stated no intent to file taxes in person with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) number upon return to home country.
An Egyptian F-1 student is contacted by a professor who wants to create a mural on another campus without “compensation.”
Questions to ask the student before advising them:
If so, then it is illegal.
Which leads us into the next scenario…
An F-1 student “volunteers” at an advertising agency during the summer without telling the DSO
Immigration law does not specify any monetary forms.
- Entrepreneurial Club (e.g., Wash U)
Prizes V. Royalties
- Prizes must claim - not habitual - one-time
- Royalties - Intent is the key
(How did the cd get out there?)
- Benefit of the Club
Selling sperm and other bodily fluids