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Tips and information

If you have any questions about insurance, tax law, etc., please contact the following organisations:

IG BILDENDE KUNST represents the interests of visual artists in Austria. It initiates debates on cultural policy and intervenes in decision-making processes that have an impact on the work and life of visual artists. Its fields of action are art, politics, service and newspapers. Their demands: Freedom of art! Everyone has the right to social rights! The right to remain for all! Equal rights for all!
IG BILDENDE KUNST offers its members, among other things, advice on tax, legal and insurance issues, brochures on these topics, exhibition opportunities...

Ksvf - Artists' Social Insurance Funds
Since January 2001, all self-employed artists have been included in the compulsory insurance scheme according to the Austrian Social Insurance Act (GSVG). In order to make it easier for artists insured under the pension scheme to pay social insurance contributions, the Artists' Social Insurance Fund (KSVF) was created with effect from 1 January 2001. The task of this fund is to provide subsidies for pension insurance contributions and, effective from the calendar year 2008, also to provide subsidies for health and accident insurance contributions.
Contakt: 01/ 586 71 85, office@ksvf.at

Cultural Council Austria
The Kulturrat Österreich is the association representing the interests of people working in the arts, culture and the media. The Kulturrat Österreich is a platform for common cultural policy concerns and goals. It represents these vis-à-vis politics, the media and administration. The Cultural Council Austria opens and promotes cultural, educational, media and socio-political debates

SVA - Social Insurance Institution for Trade and Industry
The Social Insurance Institution for Trade and Industry is the social insurance institution for entrepreneurs in Austria. Pension insurance and health insurance for tradespeople, freelancers and the newly self-employed.

AMS Public Employment Service Austria

The KUPFakademie
The KUPFakademie offers tailor-made further education for cultural workers. The focus is not only on the "how" but also on the "why" of free cultural work.

Federal Ministry of Finance
This site offers a lot of general information on financial matters.

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Geschäftsführerin / Kontakt
Mag.art. Ursula Witzany
Hauptplatz 6
4020 Linz

Raum H6.03.31
Bürozeiten: DI bis DO von 09.00 bis 12.30 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

T: +43 (0)732 7898 2471
M: +43 (0)676 84 7898 273
ZVR-Zahl: 422126719