The status of artists and other persons engaged in the cultural sector various from country to country. Information and advice may be obtained from the following organisations:
Belgium: The Cultuurloket website offers detailed information on artistic status in Belgium.
France: MobiCulture supports mobility for those wishing to travel to France. Individual inquiries are possible; the website offers information on work permits and social security, among other topics.
French border area, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium: Guide to mobility in the greater region, topics: legal status, health insurance, unemployment, pensions, taxation (German language only).
Austria: Information on labour law and forms of employment in Austria are provided at the webpage SMartAT Mobility.
Basic information on self-employed and employed artists is provided in the fact sheets of the Austrian Association of Independent Theatre: Sozialversicherung (Social Security, German language only), including information on different types of contracts and Der Künstler-Sozialversicherungsfond (The Artists’ Social Security Fund, German language only). Further information is available here.
Wales Arts International publishes information on working in Wales as an artist and related contracts.