As a creative talent, it is always exciting to take the step towards self-employed status. But what if we told you that there is a solution where you can fall back on the benefits of working as an employee (think: social security, little or no administration…), but still keep your freedom as an artist?
Whether you are a visual or performing artist, just graduated or have been in the business for years – our staff at Tentoo Art is in touch with your needs and activities. They combine their knowledge of the mainstream staffing industry with their affinity for cultural and creative professions – so you only have to focus on what matters: your talent.
Tentoo is proud to call itself an approved “Social Bureau for Artists” (or SBK). That means we are (allowed to be) active in the creative and cultural sector – supporting clients, artists and collaborators on a daily basis. In payroll, for example, but also so much more than that.
Specifically, we provide employment contracts for our freelancers on a temporary basis. What that means? Simple: enjoy all the benefits of employee status, but with the freedom of self-employment. Win-win, they sometimes call it.
And that, of course, is not all. Because in addition to contract drafting, we are also a central point for all necessary social documents. We will be happy to provide you with comprehensive customized advice on business organization within the cultural sector, so you know perfectly what to expect. We also help you apply for your art work benefit if you are in an artistic, technical-artistic or supportive-artistic position – and provide simulations for support when negotiating with a client.
We probably don’t need to tell you: it’s very normal for an artist or freelancer not to be fully booked 24/7. Fortunately, as an employee artist, there is the option of combining separate assignments with unemployment benefits.
Additionally, are you saving for your art sector work allowance and/or working on task pay? Then you can sleep on both ears: we follow up your file extra carefully – and support you in completing and submitting your file to the union or auxiliary fund.
Need more advice about unemployment and the art sector work allowance? Then be sure to contact us for an appointment, and we’ll go through it together.
Do you sometimes feel lost in the maze of laws and regulations in the cultural sector? You are not alone. And that’s not surprising: after all, chances are your projects don’t always fit into a clear box. Can’t make sense of it anymore – or have you lost your way temporarily? Again, contact us so we can quickly bring back clarity.
We tell you everything you need to know about complex issues such as price negotiation, different types of fees, unemployment, the art work benefit, copyrights and other business-artistic questions. That way, you can be up and running in no time!
At Tentoo, we have invested in a foolproof process for processing copyright and related rights. Handy, because “rights” have been and continue to be a hotly debated topic! You don’t want copyright income to be considered wages or a tax return to be delayed. In addition, you can count on using your own license agreement or we will provide a foolproof customizable format.
Screen Flanders, Tax Shelter and Podiumkunsten
Do you receive support for the creation of an audiovisual work through Tax Shelter, Screen Flanders, Podiumkunsten or another organization? One of the conditions for eligibility is often that your expenses are invoiced from a VAT-registered company with its registered office and operational headquarters in the Flemish Region. Fortunately, this is a condition that Tentoo Art meets. You can count on advice, calculations and invoices in accordance with current regulations.
Do you get artistic projects abroad? No problem. Submit your order to one of our employees: they will then work with you to find the appropriate processing and also provide the necessary documents.
Convinced about Tentoo as a partner as you conquer the world with your creative talent? Fantastic. Create your free account today – and then nothing will stop you from getting started. We’ll talk soon!
Yes! Freelancing through Tentoo can be done without self-employed status. In the latter case, we talk about payrolling.
Yes, absolutely! Working through an SBK such as Tentoo is the ideal way to ‘save’ for the art sector work allowance. Indeed, to qualify for this benefit, you must be able to prove that you have worked adequately in an employer-employee relationship for a certain period of time. If you are self-employed, this does not count when calculating the number of days worked.