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touring artists provides information and advice about administrative issues that are relevant for artists in international and transnational work.


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The web portal for artist mobility touring artists provides extensive information on all administrative questions that arise in the context of international and transnational work. The main focus is on artists from Germany temporarily working abroad and foreign artists who come to Germany to work or want to settle here long-term. Questions that might arise from event organisers based in Germany who want to invite artists to Germany to work with them are also addressed.

Information on topics such as taxes, social security, other insurances (professional liability insurance, event insurance, etc.), transport, copyright law, visa, residency and funding options are available in German and English.

In addition, touring artists offers free individual consultations and workshops on various administrative aspects of transnational work.

The goal of touring artists is to support artistic mobility with concrete information and to improve the conditions for mobility of artists and creative professionals. touring artists works closely with partner organisations from the On The Move network.

The project has existed since 2013 and was collectively initiated by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the International Society of Fine Arts (IGBK) and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland in cooperation with SmartDe – the Network for Creative Professionals and is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) as well as by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin within the sub-project International Artists Info Berlin as part of the fellowship programme Weltoffenes Berlin.

The touring artists consultation service is a cooperation with SMartDe – the Network for Creative Professionals e.V.