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Touring Artists


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Project partners

Zentrum Bundesrepublik Deutschland des Internationalen Theaterinstituts e.V.
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, D - 10997 Berlin         
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 611 076 50
Email: info[at],
President: Yvonne Büdenhölzer
Registered seat in Berlin, registered with local court Berlin-Charlottenburg 95 VR 26 54 Nz
Value added tax identification number according to §27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 231 341 022
VBG Verwaltungs-Berufsgenosenschaft, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Deelbögenkamp 4, 22281 Hamburg; scope of insurance: worldwide

Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) e.V.
Markgrafendamm 24/Haus 16, D - 10245 Berlin 
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 234 576 66
Email: art[at],
Chairperson: Christine Düwel (speaker of the board), María Linares, Marcel Noack
Registered seat in Berlin, registered with local court Cologne, VR 5563
Statutory accident insurance: Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft VBG, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts, Deelbögenkamp 4, 22281 Hamburg, scope of insurance: worldwide

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V.
Mariannenplatz 2, D - 10997 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 374 433 92
Email: info[at],
Represented by: Michael Freundt
Registered seat in Berlin, registered with local court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VR 27014 B
Value added tax identification number according to §27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 298264229
Statutory accident insurance: Verwaltungs-Berufsgenosenschaft VBG, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts, Deelbögenkamp 4, 22281 Hamburg, scope of insurance: worldwide

Editorial team
Constanze Brockmann, Christine Heemsoth, Sebastian Hoffmann, Sarah Holzmann, Felix Sodemann
Contact editorial team, email: info[at]

The following authors have contributed to touring artists
Sven Hasse, Birgit Ellinghaus, Willkommenszentrum Berlin, bridge Berliner Netzwerk für Bleiberecht (Visa – residence),
Dr. Ulf Bischof, Denise Paetow (Contracts – gainful activity),
RA Sonja Laaser (Taxes)
Andri Jürgensen, Hartwin Räuchle, Christoph Weiß (Taxes),
Bernd Christl (Social security: Working abroad in an EU country, Working beyond the EU)
Dr. Carroll Haak (Social security: Social insurance in Germany),
Michael Rosinski (Transport, Customs - focus UK),
Jens Schoenenberg, Frank Böhmler (Insurances),
Kai Jüdemann, Dr. Anke Schierholz, Mechthild Schwarz, Dr. Sebastian Schunke (Copyright),
Richard Polácek (Mobility and EU Cultural Policy),
Marie Le Sourd (Mobility and EU Cultural Policy, Residencies)
Esther Slevogt (Performing Arts in Germany),
Elisabeth Schwiontek (Visual Arts in Germany),
Birgit Ellinghaus (Music sector in Germany)

Information on the music sector in cooperation with the European Music Council, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the City of Bonn.
Texts: Birgit Ellinghaus (alba KULTUR)

German-English translation 
Claudia Jones,;
Christopher Langer (essays Performing and Visual Arts), langer[at]; 
englishexpress (checklists, documents) 

English-German translation 
Bernd Kage (text Mobility and EU Cultural Policy), berndkage[at]

German-Turkish translation
Toros Güneş Esgün, proofreading: Canan Turan

German-Arabic translation
Nevine Fayek

rstbdo. stegmaier dorn gbr
Bornheimer Landstr. 46, D-60316 Frankfurt/Main
Tel: +49 (0)6994 942 651
Email: info[at],

Technical implementation/coding
Martin Eisenbeiß
Email: m.eisenbeiss[at]

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