Intermediaries perform different services. The larger companies will do all these things themselves and employ people for this, sometimes dozens of people. The very small companies also do a lot themselves, to save money. You can do many of these tasks yourself, although rarely as well as a specialist.
Often it is decided to contract out a number of these jobs. Think about which tasks you want to do yourself beforehand.
Which jobs do you want to contract out?
For shows: choosing venues and negotiating on prices
For music: making record, advertising and merchandising contracts
- Publicity and promotion
Publicity and promotion to clients, buyers and audience: among others maintain a website and social media, writing and sending out press releases, making and stay in contact with the media, design, print and send posters, flyers, etc., having photographs and video's made.
- Funding solicitation
Writing subsidy requests, lobbying in the political arena, recruiting sponsorshipand crowdfunding.
Bookkeepping, salary administration, making budgets, annual accounts and tax settlement (sales tax, wages and income tax).
Planning auditions, rehearsals and performances, taking care of working conditions, catering and so o. Keeping contacts with costume-, set-, lighting- and sound designers, communication on deadlines and other agreements.