Foundations in the creative sector
The cultural and creative industries are highly valued in Brandenburg and stand for cultural diversity, creative innovation and high quality.
Creative professionals who try to turn their creativity into cash on their own initiative and without a permanent position thus become entrepreneurs. This means: they have to deal with questions that every other professionally self-employed person is also familiar with: about their clients, their marketing, their financial planning, etc. Examples: How can I present my works? Where can I perform as a musician? From which sources can I finance my theater projects? What personal security is important for a freelance architect?
The requirements and issues vary depending on the sub-sector or branch of the cultural and creative industries. The bottom line, however, is always to shape your professional independence in such a way that you can not only implement your ideas, but also make a living from them. It's about the profitability of creative work: How much do I need to earn each month in order to actually be able to live off my cultural or creative work and, if necessary, feed a family? A cool head and clear figures are no guarantee for successful self-employment, but they definitely help to minimize the risk of making ends meet for years.
You will find the right answers to questions about the right health insurance, contract conclusions or generally about the sales strategy of your creative ideas: