What you should bear in mind
Working abroad has a number of practical consequences as well as consequences that can affect productions. The legislation in the field of liability is different from in the Netherlands. You may need a work permit. It involves extra administration and you may well need additional funding.
If you are taking articles with you abroad such as décor items, musical instruments or film material, find out in advance whether you need an international customs document (carnet) for them.
Information and advice
The website of SICA contains information on international cultural traffic and on the CCP that offers specialised information about European funding programmes for heritage and other projects. SICA also provides information about the import and export of specific and protected cultural items. On the Move encourages cooperation and mobility in the cultural sector at a cross-border level, promoting cultural diversity. They offer funding to students and professionals in arts. Since the first of January 2013 Dutch Performing Arts part of the Bureau Promotie Podiumkunsten (promotion performing arts) has taken over the international activities of MCN and TIN.
Dutch Centre for International Cultural Cooperation
From the 1th of January 2013 MEDIA Desk Nederland, Trans Artists and SICA form a top sectoral institution supporting and executing international cultural policy. The Dutch Centre for International Cultural Cooperation will provide and stimulate international activities in culture, media, cultural mobility and heritage.
Insurance during employment abroad
If you are going to work abroad for any length of time, you need to arrange insurance to cover that period of employment. In many cases it is possible to remain insured in the Netherlands. In that case you should apply to the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) for an (E)101/A1 declaration. This declaration is proof to another country that you are not obliged to pay certain deductions from your wages or income. For more information visit the SVB website.