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TOURING ARTISTS CONSULTATIONS are still possible, despite the Corona pandemic. Not in person, but via e-mail, telephone or skype. Appointments via e-mail, please: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


touring artists has compiled a list of sources that provide information on the current situation - in particular on the effects on the cultural sector, on planned and required (help) measures and possible contacts in legal questions.


The information portal www.touring-artists.info provides artists for both the performing and the visual arts comprehensive information on visas and residence, transport and customs, taxes, social and other insurances, and copyright related to cross-border mobility.

Furthermore, artists and cultural professionals can make use of the touring artists helpdesk service for individual consultations on international projects and working stays abroad. Please make an appointment by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The service is free of charge.

The website and service is addressed to artists living in Germany and working abroad for a limited time, as well as to foreign artists who come to work in Germany temporarily.


touring artists is a joint project of IGBK and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Germany. The touring artists helpdesk is a cooperation of IGBK and ITI together with SMartDe - Netzwerk für Kreative e.V.. The project is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The enhanced service for artists and culture professionals from countries affected by crisis is part of the project "International Artists Info Berlin" – a cooperation of ITI Germany and IGBK with SMartDe – Netzwerk für Kreative e.V. and Universität der Künste Berlin – Berlin Career College, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin, programme ‘Weltoffenes Berlin‘.