O-1, P-1 and P-3 Visa Applications for U.S. Entry
P-2 Visa AFM Applications for U.S. Entry
Crossing the Border
Bringing Merchandise Across Borders
Central Withholding Agreements (CWA)
Visa Requirements for Canada
Work Permits for Canada
R-105 Withholding Waiver for Canada
Canadian Taxation Requirements
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Robert Baird, President of BAM! Baird Artists Management, is now available for consultation and advice regarding U.S. and Canadian regulations and information for performers, agents/managers and performing arts venues. Mr. Baird has a distinguished international clientele and regularly assists artists touring North America in obtaining visas and dealing with withholding and taxation.
Mr. Baird has been in the performing arts for over sixty years and has had distinguished careers in education, publishing and musical theatre. Mr. Baird is the recipient of the Arts Northwest Coyote Award and the Performing Arts Exchange Mary Beth Treen Award.
He served on the Board of Directors (2008-2010) and was President (2011-2013) of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA). He was Treasurer and Vice-President of Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) and served on that Board on various committees (2010-2013). Until 2015 he was Chair of Team Agent Network (TAN). He served on the Board of Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) and was President (2017-2018).
Mr. Baird is an IRS Withholding Agent, an AFM Booking Agent and an IRS Certifying Agent. He is currently a Director and Treasurer of The King's Singers Global Foundation and serves on CAPACOA's Performing Arts Tax Working Group. He is a columnist for International Musician: Official Journal of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, and International Festivals and Events Association’s "ie" Magazine. He routinely mentors and presents webinars, workshops, and panels at national and international music conferences.
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