Touring Artists – Information portal

Information on legal and administrative questions for artists and creatives in Germany who work abroad for a limited time and for foreign artists and creatives who work in Germany temporarily.

The information portal for artists and creatives working internationally

Artistic creation often goes hand in hand with cross-border work. This results in various practical issues and, under certain circumstances, even organizational difficulties for artists, creatives and persons engaged in the cultural sector, e.g., concerning social security, taxes, or insurance issues, which pertain both to work stays and collaborations within the EU and projects beyond EU borders. provides answers to questions regarding international mobility for artists, creatives and persons engaged in the cultural sector in Germany as well as those who want to work in Germany.

Artists and creatives who work internationally can find here comprehensive information on visas/residenceartist status and contractstransport/customstaxessocial security, other insurances, and copyright.
Through a joint project of the German Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste, and the Federal Association of Dance in Germany these topics have initially been examined for both the performing arts and the visual arts. Since most questions and answers are relevant regardless of any discipline and the portal is used by different actors of the arts and cultural industries, the information service is being expanded continuously.

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