The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations throughout Europe for years. In November 2018, a symposium was organised on the subject by Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK), the IAA Europe, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA). Documentation on the contents of the discussion and related information are available online.
In the January 2019 touring artists newsletter, focusing on “Status of the Artist and Contracts”, the team interviewed three experts on the question “self-employment, liberal profession or business?”: read the contributions by Sophie (DutchCulture*) and Martina (CzechMobility.Info / Arts and Theatre Institute*) – next to the one by TA colleague Sebastian (touring artists* helpdesk service) – on this tricky question.
The aim of the Dance Passport is to be a source of support for professional dancers in the context of mobility. It is a union solidarity network for dancers abroad. This scheme allows dancers who are paid-up union members in their home country to access local union support and services while working for a short period in any European country where there is a participating union.
The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists Travelling to the Schengen Area is the fifth publication of the RISE project. The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*- Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme from the European Union from 2014 until 2017, and renewed until 2021 as EFA RISE 2. In this hands-on guide, you will find everything you need to know about travelling in the Schengen area from a third country, and you will be able to navigate the complexity of these regulations.
Crossing Borders > A guide for musicians and ensembles travelling with musical instruments containing protected species
This guide, by PEARLE* and the International Federation of Musicians, is for musicians and ensembles travelling with musical instruments containing species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered (CITES). Languages: EN, FR, ES and DE.
The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Taxation of Artists in an International Context is the second publication of the RISE project. The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme from the European Union from 2014 until 2017.
TamizdatAVAIL (“Artist Visa Assistance and Information Line”) provides pro bono assistance to the international performing arts community with U.S. visa problems. The project grew in response to the performing arts community’s concern that an increasingly complex and unpredictable U.S. visa process is having a significant negative impact on the presentation of foreign performing artists to U.S. audiences.
The ECAS Knowledge Centre is an online collection of resources on two broad themes: EU Rights and Civic Engagement in Europe. It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers, analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens navigate through the large amount of information available in a user-friendly manner.
This document is extracted from the former website “ China – UK Connections through Culture” (supported by the British Council). The information is targeted at UK/Chinese professionals, however the list of tips and advice can be relevant for other European/international groups.
Le Guide des obligations sociales liées à l’emploi d’artistes et de techniciens dans les secteurs du spectacle vivant et enregistré
Ce guide rassemble des informations sur les obligations légales et réglementaires des entrepreneurs du spectacle (notamment dans les cas de mobilité internationale). Il est mis à la disposition des acteurs culturels du spectacle vivant.
Have you worked in one or more European countries? Are you worried about your pension rights? A recently published leaflet on pensions in the EU outlines your entitlements. Artists are often "mobile" and their employment statuses can vary, but this free leaflet can help you understand the basics and whom to ask for more details.
This publication aims to promote circus arts in public spaces throughout Europe, by suggesting good practices to which signatories – circuses, local governments and other hosting entities – may willingly commit themselves.
Mobility Guide for Performing arts professionals in Europe, including 4 factsheets about Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland. French only.
This publication, available in Spanish, addresses issues such as residence and work permits, labour and Social Security legislation, taxation, the recognition of academic and professional qualifications and business creation. Version française dans l'article.
Most frequently asked questions by artists and answers about their European Citizens’ Rights - A new ECAS / Practics document
The European Citizens Action Service (ECAS) is a partner of the mobility pilot project Practics wich strives to provide tools for better information provision for cultural mobility. ECAS has just released "Most frequently asked questions by artists and answers about their European Citizens’ Rights". Get aware of your rights as EU citizen-artist!
Your Europe portal, the official source of information and assistance to help mobile Europeans understand and defend their EU rights.
International visas and taxation: a guide for performing arts organisations in Australia and New Zealand
This guide helps navigate the sometimes complex processes surrounding visas, work permits and taxes when preparing to tour internationally. Dedicated to Australian and New Zealand performing arts companies touring worlwide, it contains useful information for artists of all countries and disciplines on target countries in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America.
This basic guide has been prepared by Judith Staines to help artists and arts professionals understand better the main issues that affect how and what they are paid when they work abroad in Europe. 2007
Rosa Videira has written a short guide to authors’ rights, collective administration of royalties and contracts for artists and performers.
Artist Visa Applications: Arguments for Success - Il visto per gli artisti: argomenti per il successo
How do you argue when visa issuing offices and embassies continue to violate international recommendations and conventions? This Freemuse “Quick Guide” tackles various points set out in international conventions and recommendations to help you argue for smooth visa handling.