professional min. fee


PROFESSIONAL FEE - MINIMAL LIMIT: The Austrian Association of Independent Theatre recommends, for project funding for performing arts at the city of Vienna to calculate a minimal professional fee limit (to avoid social dumping) from the submission date 15.2.2020.

This was developed jointly by artists from the "Wiener Perspektive" and the freie theater in an open, two-year process.
It should be used in productions of the performing arts that are funded by public funds (the City of Vienna).

The recommendation lies actually onn € 165 gross-gross per day and for 8 hours of rehearsal- or working-time. It should apply to all those involved in the artistic teams and to both self-employed and employed.
The recommended fee for onstage performances is: with 1-2 performances at least € 350, from 3 performances on minimal € 200 (each per performance).

The Austrian Association of Independent Theatres is offering a Service-Calculationmodel which consists of 5 sheets: Info / Filling-in-help / Personnel hired / Personnel self-employed / Revenue-expenditure overview.
We ask for feedback and comments on the tool, as we are constantly developing it further and would like to include your practical experience. Thank you!

Current changes: Sheet C

1. TOTALS for staff are rounded up to the nearest 10th digit in SHEET C, since the cultural department of the City of Vienna recommends submitting with round numbers.
2. No decimal places in the totals on sheet C

Attention: This calculation model does NOT replace the calculation form of the City of Vienna - cultural department! However, we recommend enclosing the completed service calculation model with the application from the City of Vienna / Cultural Department, as this tool contains important budgetary information for the theater jury.