IG Net offers subsidies for the employment of theater artists and for self-employed theater artists. These funds are provided by the Federal Ministry for Art and Culture.
eligibility for benefits
Independent groups/theater employers (theater associations who employ artists) are required to have received a federal subsidy of Austria/arts departement within the current or past two calendar years. Subsidies from the IG Net are available solely for artistic employees.
federal subsidy of Austria/arts departement within the current or past two calendar years. Subsidies from the IG Net are available solely for artistic employees.
Subsidies for employements in the field of performing arts are given for employed artists and if the financial means allow it as well for employed persons in the field of production management.
amount of contributions
Employers can receive subsidies for artistic employees with a brutto-month-wage that is not higher than EUR 2.610,- (value for the year 2019) with a maximum of EUR 200,- per month.
Applications for IG-Net have to be made online ( https://ig-netz.spdns.eu ).
Only the request form needs to be sent by post (in written form with original signatures).
Requests for an invitation-link to the database of ig-net can be made per phone (01/403 87 94) or per e-mail (office[at]freietheater.at.
corresponding documents needed in digital form:
- abstract from the associations register
- verification-proof about subsidies of the arts devision of the Austrian government (not older than 3 years!)
- pay slip of employees
- monthly account statements of the health insurance funds
- year-end audit
- information of subsidiesed employments (if there are any)
- schedules, programmes, flyers and other documentation that show that and which productions took place at the time of the employment
Two deadlines per year: For the months january to june applications have to made till 15. october of the current year for the months july to december deadline ist the 15th of march of the following year