We know it is not the most 'sexy' part of being an artist but neither is being poor or sued. Don't fall into the trap of being the last one to know if something goes wrong: brush up on administrative and legal issues here.




Legal and administrative matters

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions


for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience

for all levels, Beginners, Intermediary, Experienced




As an entrepreneur, you always have certain responsibilities, rights and duties. One should be well aware of the risks and pitfalls involved here, yet avoid being scared to handle them. The aim of this training is to give a realistic view of an entrepreneur's responsibilities and legal duties; and to give an idea of where one can get help regarding legal questions and issues.


  • Financial / fiscal laws;
  • Starting ones' own business;
  • Insurances;
  • Contracts;
  • Copyright, Authorship and Privacy;
  • Protection of Minors / Duties of Supervision of Minors


Presentation by a trainer. Materials provided by trainer.


To introduce and discuss the most relevant administrative and legal issues concerning creative entrepreneurship.


Participants are aware of the basic administrative and legal requirements that they need to deal with as an artistic entrepreneur, and know how to either handle them or what to expect from an external service provider in this field.


you might need a projector or whiteboard and an extra room if you do one-on-one sessions.


Questionnaire to be filled out by the participants (given and collected at the end of the session)

Support material

To implement this module properly, involvement of experts (like freelance coaches who are very well informed about the national/regional legal framework, or lawyers specialised on artists) is highly recommended. When no dedicated experts are available, a very thorough preparation of this module is necessary.

Other related recommended resources

Will be provided during course.


3 h


up to 0

Course language(s)

Nederlandse, English

Past track experience

since 2010


Thomas Visser


Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands


Jade Schiff


under the project Routes to Employment


📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum

This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

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Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands

ROOTS & ROUTES NL helps emerging talent to find routes towards a living as a professional musician, dancer or media maker; no matter what their cultural or artistic roots are.