«We don’t sell seats, but we stand up for our profession.»

Advice and legal protection

Legal advice and protection in all matters pertaining to the professional practice of SzeneSchweiz members are among the core services of the  Association.

SzeneSchweiz advises on questions concerning salary, contracts, social insurance, occupational pension plan (Pensionskasse CAST) and career change (Umschulungsstiftung).

SzeneSchweiz also gives legal advice with regard to neighbouring rights, performers’ rights and secondary use rights in the field of “Recorded Performance” (i.e. with regard to audio and audiovisual recordings and their distribution).

Dance Passport

SzeneSchweiz is an active partner of the union network Dance Passport and supports dancers who work in Switzerland for a short period of time. SzeneSchweiz will answer questions regarding salary, work contracts, work conditions and insurances. SzeneSchweiz members, on the other hand, have the possibility to contact the local union abroad. Dance Passport has established an interactive map of Europe with FAQ for the respective countries; these FAQ should offer a first overview of the working conditions in the national dance sector of each of the countries.

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