Contracts: Freelancing & Hybrid Employment

20.11.2023 | 7.00 - 8.30 pm

with Luca Ponti & Paul Hess

Guest contract, fee contract, service contract, shareholder agreement, project contract, agreement on artistic collaboration. Contracts have different titles, legal foundations, and intentions. This webinar provides insights into the business side of freelance and hybrid working dancers. What can be agreed upon in contracts, what should I pay attention to, and what should I better not sign? How do I write an invoice, what expenses should I not forget, and who offers help if I encounter problems? These topics will be explored during our webinar. In the end, we will be happy to answer your questions.

The event will be held in English. Questions can also be asked in German.

Conditions of Participation

Participation is possible for all dancers starting their professional career after prior registration.


Free participation is made possible by NEUSTART KULTUR, an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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Luca Ponti 
is a trained dancer and stage manager at Theater Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. There he is also a committed member of the company work council. At the GDBA artist union, Luca is the chairman of the dance board. 


Paul Hess
is a trained dancer and choreographer. He now also works as an actor and director at the Trier Theater. There he is deputy chairman of the staff council. He is active at the local, state, and national level in the Cooperative of German Stage Employees and gives workshops on career entry and administration for performing artists. 



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