«We may not be able to solve your artistic problems in rehearsals. However, we can help if you have problems with your employer.»

The Association

Berufsverband Darstellende Künste SzeneSchweiz is Switzerland’s largest and most important professional organization for freelance and salaried performers working in theatre, film and tv.


  • Legal advice and protection regarding employment, contract and social insurance concerns
  • Expert advice regarding contracts, fees as well as issues relating to copyright and neighbouring rights
  • Advice and assistance with inappropriate behaviour, bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Advice and assistance with career changes through our own retraining foundation


  • “Ensemble” – the quarterly trade magazine
  •  Regular appearing email newsletter
  • Informative Website, Facebook


  • Online casting directory for actors, actresses, musical performers, dancers and singers
  • Sample contracts, membership card, dance passport
  • Collective labour agreements (GAV) for chorus, ballet / dance and solo
  • CAST – a retirement plan especially adapted to the needs of artists (Charles Apothéloz Foundation)
  • Perks/Discounts for members (tax cards, short-term disability insurance, online shops, etc.)
  • Further education opportunities

Your contribution

For us to be able to work actively for our members, we need a strong base.

Become a member!

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