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Dear artists, dear partners and friends of touring artists, dear funders,   

In the following you will find a few event announcements and other information starting at the end of June 2023. We will also keep you informed about news and updates on our website as well as open calls for proposals that might be of interest to you.  

In the course of this newsletter, we would also like to say a big thank you to our great colleague Jana Grünewald, who will be devoting her full attention to the German Dance Association from June onwards and will unfortunately no longer be working for touring artists.  
For many many years, Jana was a member of the core editorial team of touring artists. Lately, she also coordinated the so-called “Mobility Info Points”: information centres in different countries who – like touring artists – aim to tackle the administrative challenges cultural workers can face when working across borders. More information about the MIPs can be found on the On The Move website.  
Thank you Jana♥ 

We hope you enjoy reading 

Your touring artists team 



Here you can meet touring artists in the near future:  

July 4, 2023: IGBK - residencies mapping networking, online  
IGBK invites residency operators and interested parties to another networking meeting.  
The agenda includes an exchange with the touring artists help desk on current challenges for residencies, e.g. visa, transport/customs, social security, etc., the presentation of the planned residency mapping on the IGBK website and an exchange with a representative of the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Internationaler Residenzprogramme (ADIR / Working Group of German International Residence Programs).  
The meeting is part of the IGBK project 'mapping of artist residencies in the field of visual arts in Germany. '.  
Information and registration 

July + August 2023: Get started! First steps in self-employment  
Series of events by Kreativ Kultur Berlin in cooperation with touring artists. The series of online and offline events offers insight into various topics that are important for starting self-employment in Germany. In addition, tips and good practice examples are provided and networking with artists and creative professionals in Berlin is supported.  
July 6, 2023: #1 Get connected! Networking in Berlin's creative and cultural scene  
July 19, 2023: #2 Get started! Introduction to freelancing  
July 26, 2023: #3 Get started! Orientation in taxes and invoicing  
August 9, 2023: #4 Get started: Health and social insurance basics  
August 24, 2023: #5 Get connected! Networking in Berlin's creative and cultural scene  
Information on all dates of the "Get started!" event series can be found here.  

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September 20/21, 2023: touring artists Symposium on Collaborations between Germany and the UK in Hamburg, Germany   

touring artists is organizing a symposium on Brexit and its consequences for the cultural sector. The aim is to improve networking between actors in the cultural sector, cultural administration and cultural policy and to exchange knowledge and experience on relevant topics related to Brexit. In addition to cultural policy issues, there will be a focus on tips and experiences for German-British actors from the music scene.   
The event will take place at the same time as the Reeperbahnfestival. We will keep you informed via social media and our website. 

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October 11-12, 2023: BFDK - System Check Conference in Berlin  

The Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste invites you to the final conference of the research project "Systemcheck" at Podewil, Berlin. Research results and resulting recommendations for action will be presented.  

touring artists news/ updates

Sample invoice for the delivery of works abroad
For cross-border transactions, it is necessary to check in which country the VAT must be paid and who must pay it. For deliveries of works, it makes a difference whether the buyer is a business/entrepreneur (B2B: Business to Business) or a private individual (B2C: Business to Consumer). Whether the shipment is to an EU country or a country outside the EU also matters.   
A new sample invoice for deliveries DE > EU, B2B can be found here - along with other sample invoices. 

Bayerische Bühnenversorgung (supplementary retirement institution for German stage workers)  
Information on the Bayerische Bühnenversorgung, including the following questions: Can artists rediding abroad be exempted from the obligation to hold this insurance cover? Can artists residing abroad be reimbursed for contributions paid? etc.  
Click here for the information 

Moving Identities - Fellows selected  
The fellows of the Moving Identities residency program have been selected. An overview can be found on this website. Moving Identities was initiated to support artists and companies in a network of performing arts residencies that focus on sustainability and diversity in their work practice. touring artists acts as a mentoring partner for the fellows in the program. The next Open Call will take place in 2024. 

Open calls

June 25, 2023: transmediale: Digital Art Residency  

June 30, 2023: Chemnitz 2025: Projects for young and older people  

July 1, 2023: Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony - Residency Scholarships  

 July 20, 2023: Kreative Transfer – To fund travel expenses for participation in international fairs and festivals, performing arts sector.  

 July 20, 2023: Creative Transfer - Funding for strategic projects for international marketing, networking and professionalization, Performing Arts Division.  

 July 23, 2023: Berliner Festspiele/MaerzMusik, DAAD Berlin Artists' Program, Mophradat Foundation - Art Time Residency 2024: Music.  

July 31, 2023: Künstlerhaus Lukas - residency grants at Künstlerhaus Lukas & fellowships at partner organizations abroad (Baltic Sea region) 2024/2025.  

August 3, 2023: zusa, Insha Osvita: Culture Helps / Культура допомагає: Collaboration grants.  

August 15, 2023: ifa - exhibition funding + artist contacts.  

August 31, 2023: Künstlerhaus Schöppingen - residency grants 2024.  

August 31, 2023: Chemnitz 2025: Cross-border cooperation Czech Republic, Poland, Germany  

September 12, 2023: European Media Art Platform - Residencies 2024  

Current international calls for mobility funding can also be found on the website of On the Move. Cultural Mobility Information Network. 

touring artists helpdesk service

As part of the touring artists consulting service, individual consultations are available free of charge by telephone and e-mail on international projects and work stays abroad. To register, please visit our website at or send an email to Please note: the helpdesk service will not be available between 21 - 28 April. The waiting time for appointments may be slightly longer. 

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