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Events

Here you will find all events related to touring artists: events that we organise ourselves, events where we are invited as experts as well as recommendations for events of the three supporting organisations of touring artists and On The Move. To receive regular information about our events, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels.

 

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  • February 2023

    Wednesday

    8 February 2023

    Brexit – All About Touring in the UK

    touring artists is a guest of the webinar of Initiative Musik.

    The UK’s exit from the EU also affects musicians from Germany and the local music industry. What does this mean in detail for mobility from Germany to the UK? The webinar will present the most important changes and consequences of Brexit for musicians and representatives of the German music industry. Among other things, the new entry regulations to the UK will be discussed, as well as aspects such as taxes, social security and transport/customs regulations in the UK. The event is an update of the info event from 2021, participation is free of charge.

    Organiser: Initiative Musik

    Time: 4 pm to 5.30 pm

    Webinar

    Language: German

    Information and registration here

  • January 2023

    Monday

    23 January 2023

    MONTHLY MEET-UP

    Our topic for the next session: Political representation: unions and stakeholders for artists in Berlin.
    This time, representatives from bbk berlin, vom LAFT Berlin und von ver.di – Bereich Medien, Kunst und Industrie Berlin-Brandenburg will be our guests.

    The MONTHLY MEET-UP is a network meeting for transnational artists who are new to Berlin and are trying to establish themselves here.
    It offers you the opportunity to
    -receive advice on administrative issues relevant to your artistic work in Berlin (e.g. tax number, KSK (Künstlersozialkasse) or visa issues).
    -meet members of Berlin art institutions and get to know their work.
    -meet other artists, network and support each other.
    -to visit shows, performances and exhibitions together.

    Organiser: touring artists

    Time: 5 to 7 pm

    Venue: online, Zoom

  • December 2022

    Friday

    2 December 2022

    UK - EU: What is new after Brexit?

    Meet Arts Infopoint UK and the touring artists Brexit Info Point.

    At the beginning of December, the Mobility Info Points will meet in Berlin to exchange information on the challenges and new regulations in cooperations between the United Kingdom and the EU member states after the Brexit.

    We would like to invite you to a network meeting which offers the possibility to get to know Arts Infopoint UK and touring artists Brexit Info Point. Networking, exchange on new regulations, learning from one another are the focus of the meeting.

    Organiser: touring artists, Mobility Information Points (MIP)

    Time: 5:30 to 7 pm

    Online

    Language: English


    Monday

    5 December 2022

    MONTHLY MEET-UP

    Our topic for the next session: Event locations in Berlin. How can artists in Berlin organise their own performance venues and what should be considered? Guests will be Vierte Welt and panke.gallery.

    The MONTHLY MEET-UP is a network meeting for transnational artists in Berlin, that are new to Berlin and try to get a foothold here. It will give you the chance

    • to get advice on administrative questions relevant for your artistic work in Berlin (such as tax number, KSK (social security fund for artists) or visa issues)
    • meet members of Berlin’s art institutions and get to know their work
    • meet fellow artists and support each other
    • visit shows, performances and exhibitions together

    Organiser: touring artists

    Time: 5 to 7 pm

    Venue: Mediathek des Internationales Theater Instituts (ITI)

  • November 2022

    Wednesday

    9 November 2022

    Expert Circle: How to find the right funding for your music related project

    touring artists is a guest at the Most Wanted: Music Convention and part of he panel 'How to find the right funding for your music related project‘.

     

    Organiser: berlin music commission

    Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm

    Venue: Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

    Language: English

    Information here


    Thursday

    10 November 2022

    Getting a foothold in Germany as an artist - تاسیس کسب و کار در آلمان به عنوان یک هنرمند

    Our workshop offers an introduction into the following topics:
    • Setting up a business and registering self-employment with the tax office. What are the first steps that need to be taken to work as a freelance artist in Germany?
    • Health insurance for self-employed artists: the Künstlersozialkasse. How does it work? How do I get in? And why is it so important?
    • Overview of the funding landscape in Germany. How is arts and culture funding structured? What programmes are available and what are the basics of an application?

    تاسیس کسب و کار در آلمان به عنوان یک هنرمند (آموزش به زبان آلمانی با ترجمه همزمان به زبان دری)

    ما آموزش مقدمه ای را بر اساس این سه موضوع ارائه می دهیم

    تاسیس و یا راه اندازی کسب و کار و ثبت خوداشتغالی در اداره مالیات. اولین قدم هایی که برای کار به عنوان یک هنرمند آزاد در آلمان باید برداشته شود چه چیزهایی میباشند؟

    بیمه سلامت برای هنرمندان خوداشتغال: صندوق تامین اجتماعی هنرمندان. چگونه کار می کند؟

    چگونه وارد آن شوم؟

    و چرا اینقدر مهم است؟

    مروری بر چشم انداز پشتیبانی در آلمان. ساختارپشتیبانی هنر و فرهنگ در آلمان چگونه است؟

    چه برنامه هایی وجود دارد و جزء های اساسی درخواست پشتیبانی مالی چیست؟

    Organiser: touring artists

    Time: 3 to 6 pm

    Online

    Language: German, simultaneous translation into Dari

    Information here


    Tuesday

    22 November 2022

    Monthly Meet-up

    MONTHLY MEET-UP on the topic "Rehearsal and work spaces in Berlin".

    How to find them? What to pay attention to? A.o. with inputs by:
    Proberaumplattform Berlin www.proberaumplattform-berlin.de
    Kultur Räume Berlin https://kulturraeume.berlin/ueber-uns
    Landesmusikrat Berlin www.landesmusikrat-berlin.de/.../raumkoordination
     

    The MONTHLY MEET-UP is a network meeting for transnational artists in Berlin, that are new to Berlin and try to get a foothold here. It will give you the chance

    • to get advice on administrative questions relevant for your artistic work in Berlin (such as tax number, KSK (social security fund for artists) or visa issues)
    • meet members of Berlin’s art institutions and get to know their work
    • meet fellow artists and support each other
    • visit shows, performances and exhibitions together

    Organiser: touring artists

    Time: 5 to 7 pm

    Ort: Mediathek des Internationalen Theaterinstituts (ITI)


    Thursday

    24 November 2022

    International taxes

    touring artists is a guest at the PAP workshop.

    What do you have to bear in mind when it comes to taxes over the course of international cooperations? When am I responsible for the withholding tax (the so-called “foreigner tax”) and what exceptions exist? What special rules do I have to keep in mind when paying value-added tax? The workshop will provide answers to these and other questions concerning international tax law.

    Organiser: Performing Arts Programm Berlin

    Time: 3 to 6 pm

    Online

    Language: German

    Information available here

  • October 2022

    Tuesday

    11 October 2022

    Visual Arts Networking Online-Event on Collaborations between the UK and Germany

    IGBK and the touring artists/Brexit Infopoint invite you to an online networking meeting Germany - UK on 11 October 2022.

    We ask visual artists, artists' associations and -residencies, etc. about their experiences with cross-border collaborations, exhibitions, residencies, etc. in the United Kingdom after it has left the European Union and now that new administrative issues are arising.
    We would like to talk with you about your experiences and at the same time find out what support actors in the visual arts scene need in order to be able to continue collaborations and residencies. Please note the meeting is in German, but questions and comments in English are of course very welcome!

    We are happy to discuss with you topics such as:

    • Entry, residence and access to the labor market
    • Transport of art objects, equipment, merchandise
    • Questions of social security and also other insurances
    • Tax aspects (withholding tax, sales tax)
    • Drafting of contracts
    • Research for funding opportunities (export, travel and transport funding, funding of foreign projects) etc.

    Organiser: touring artists/Brexit Infopoint & IGBK

    Time: 11 to 12:30 am

    Online via Zoom

    Language: German


    Monday & Tuesday

    10 & 11 October 2022

    Get started in Germany - Toolbox for Music Freelancers

    To be able to work as a freelance artist in Germany, you have to take a lot of things into account. Germany is known to be quite bureaucratically organised and you have to follow a lot of regulations and paperwork.
    The workshop gives an overview of all the requirements, peculiarities and framework conditions that have to be observed as a freelance artist:in Germany.

    Organiser: Music Pool Berlin
    in cooperation with touring artists

    Part 1:
    10 October, 2 to 5 pm

    Part 2:
    11 October, 2 to 7 pm

    Venue: House of Music, Berlin

    Language: English

    Information here


    Thursday

    20 October 2022

    Workshop 'Sustainable Touring' & Fishbowl 'Advisement - Addiction or Autonomy'

    10th Industry Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Community byPerforming Arts Programm Berlin, 20 to 22 October

    touring artists is part of the programm.

    Organiser: PAP Berlin

    Workshop 'Sustainable touring'
    Time: 12 am to 4 pm
    Venue: Theater Strahl am Ostkreuz, Berlin
    Language: Germany and English

    Fishbowl 'Advisement - Addiction or Autonomy'
    Time: 3 to 6 pm
    Language; German

    Information