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Refugees welcome

In the Refugees welcome section, touring artists provides information, tips, and experience-based knowledge geared towards refugee artists in Germany as well as people engaged in the arts and cultural sector in Germany who (would like to) work with refugees.

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free touring artists helpdesk service 

The helpdesk service for individual consultations started on October 1, 2014. Find out more here

touring artists on facebook 

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touring artists TO GO

The concise accompanying brochure "touring artists TO GO" is available free of charge at info[at]

Here you can exchange with others directly: Share your international work experiences, ask your questions, find answers. 

Welcome to touring artists!

The information portal for artists working internationally 

provides comprehensive information on visas and residencetransport and customstaxessocial securityother insurances, and copyright. The portal's focus is on visual arts and performing arts. 

touring artists primarily maps the circumstances, legal regulations, and administrative procedures in Germany – for foreign artists who work here temporarily and for German artists or artists who live in Germany and who work abroad for a limited time. 

What can you find here?

The portal offers a sound and easily comprehensible introduction to the topics mentioned above, presents checklists, references to further reading and contacts. A comprehensive glossary, a mobility library with documents and research studies, a first overview of the German cultural landscape as well as a database of mobility-supporting programs in Germany complement the portal. 

touring artists is not a platform that helps artists or organizers to get involved in co-productions, nor does it grant funding. It does not contain practical information about living in Germany, also it is not possible to present the framework conditions of artistic work in the various countries around the world

touring artists is unable to provide legally binding information; the complexity of the issues makes it necessary to consult with information providing authorities and (legal) advisors in complicated individual cases.   

For individual questions though, the free touring artists helpdesk service is at your disposition. 

More comprehensive information on the project touring artists you will find here: What is touring artists?

touring artists is a joint project of the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste IGBK and the International Theatre Institute in Germany ITI, initiated and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media BKM.


A project byITI Germany - International Theatre Institute in GermanyLogo - IGBK - Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste
Supported byLogo - Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media