Spotlight the essential!
Smart combines all the solutions needed by freelancing workers under one cooperative roof; structures for social security, administrative and organisational workload reduction and the solidarity of a community, plus accessible advice specifically for artists.
Your work situation changes frequently between freelance projects and employment? Smart combines the freedom of freelancing with the security of regular employment. We pool your various income sources into a sustainable employment contract with Smart. Even if you remain self-employed, you’ll still benefit from our payment guarantee and failure liability.
Costs: 7.5% of order’s net amount
You manage an association or a small organisation, struggling with budget, bookkeeping, accounting revenues & expenditures and reporting to funding agencies? Smart takes on a large part of administrative tasks and lightens your work load.
Costs: hourly rate (35–45€/h)
Stick together: Smart Coop
Smart exists only because so many of us have decided to unite forces in creating better working conditions for each and everyone of us through practical solutions. Become a member now and join us in shaping the future of freelancing!
Costs: 50€ per cooperative share
You’re an artist looking for advice on international mobility, residency and work permits, social security, tax laws, etc.? Our sister project offers up-to-date info in an online portal and individual consultation free of charge.
Costs: free of charge (subsidized project)
As a coop, Smart is member-owned and not for profit. Each member is also an owner of the cooperative with a voice in decision-making processes. Our funding relies on moderate fees – which are at the moment, below cost – and on start-up support from our international Smart network. More on Smart