PRACTICE MANUAL FOR INCLUSIVE ARTS AND CULTURAL WORK
The practical manual for the CREABILITY project is now available. On more than 150 pages, it provides useful instructions and checklists for designing creative programmes in the fields of dance, drama and music - for people with and without disabilities. The Un-Label Performing Arts Company coordinated the project, which was funded by the EU's ERASMUS+ programme and also involved the TU Dortmund and the Greek non-profit organisation SMouTh.
DANCE MEDICINE GERMANY & WORLDWIDE
Since its foundation in 1997, the German organisation tamed has been committed to creating awareness for the health of dancers at various levels. Following international standards, tamed works on comprehensive dance medical care for dancers in Germany from the beginning of their careers. Beyond professional stage dance, tamed addresses dancers of all styles, age groups and performance levels.
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADAMS) was founded in 1990 by an international group of dance physicians, dance educators, dance scientists and dancers. Members are equally drawn from the medical and dance professions and have grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to a current membership of over 900 from 35 countries worldwide.
Many artists and creatives discovered PADLET during the Corona crisis as a good collaborative tool to work together online on documents, noticeboards and websites.
touring artists offers annotated model contracts for the visual arts and soon also for the performing arts. The contracts contain information that is particularly relevant for the conclusion of contracts between partners from different countries. Sample contracts for guest performances, residencies and co-productions are also online.
TAX & LAW
On her website, lawyer Sonja Laaser offers compact information on contract and labour law, among other things, such as cancellation fees in the event of a performance being cancelled, agreement on guest performance contracts, job shadowing and minimum wage, mini-jobs, and a checklist for foreigners' tax. Incidentally, from 2020 the small business regulation will be raised from 17,500 to 22,000 euros of the previous year's turnover and will thus apply retroactively for 2019. "Theatre Law" is the name of the handbook for theatre makers by Christoph Nix, published by Theater der Zeit in 2019.
The Landesverband Freie Theater in Niedersachsen (State Association of Independent Theatres in Lower Saxony) provides information in its Fibel für Freies Theater (Primer for Independent Theatre) in German, English and Arabic on various topics such as legal basics, communication, cost and financing plans and model contracts, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and Home Affairs provides tax tips for artists. touring artists provides information on current changes in the law.
DO ARTISTS' SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE TO BE PAID FOR CONTRACTUAL PENALTIES, CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR CANCELLATION FEES?
Artists' social security contributions are only payable if an artistic or journalistic service has actually been rendered. If a service is not rendered, no artists' social security contributions are due. Therefore, claims for damages and contractual penalties are not part of the remuneration that must be reported. If default fees are paid although a service has not been provided, they are to be treated as contractual penalties and are therefore not reportable. On the other hand, contingency fees for services already rendered, which are only not utilised or used, must be reported to the KSK.