«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

SzeneSchweiz  – Swiss Performing Arts Association 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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