SMartDe – Netzwerk für Kreative e.V.

What does the association do?

»SMartDe – Netzwerk für Kreative e.V.« collects and provides information to faciliate artistic work and creative production and to improve the working conditions of artists and creatives. To this end, the association conducts multilingual information events, seminars and consultations.


Current projects


Freelancing in Germany

in cooperation with SMartDe eG

Free workshops on the basics of self-employment in Germany: status issues, health insurance, artists’ social insurance (Künstlersozialkasse) and taxes.

The current dates are published on the social media channels of SMartDe eG (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).

Business start-up seminars in Polish

Organized by the Berlin Senate Department for the Economy, Energy, and Businesses and the Investment Bank Berlin (IBB).

For the current dates, see: Vielfalt gründet

Touring Artists Helpdesk Service

touring artists helpdesk service

in cooperation with the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Germany, the International Association of Art Germany (IGBK) and the German Dance Association

Artists and cultural actors (organisers, collectives, associations, etc.) of all disciplines can receive free individual advice on international projects and work stays abroad or in Germany. The focus is on the basics of the administrative rules of international work. Click here for further information.

Consultations are currently only available by e-mail, telephone or online. The contact person is Sebastian Hoffmann. Requests for an appointment can be made by e-mail to Consultation is free of charge and available in German and English.

Address: SMartDe – Netzwerk für Kreative e.V., Mehringplatz 8, 10969 Berlin
Phone: + 49 (0) 30 2433 6740
Board of directors according to § 26 BGB: Magdalena Ziomek, Alicja Möltner, Gabriele Koch
Authorized representative: Magdalena Ziomek, Mehringplatz 8, 10969 Berlin
Register court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Registration number: VR 32455 B