Working as an artist often goes hand in hand with travelling abroad. In this section you will find information on what you need to think of when you carry your equipment, works or art or even the entire theatre stage abroad with you or if you send such objects abroad.
People working in the cultural and creative sector are not used to thinking about borders between countries, but when it comes to practical matters, they need to think of customs duties and other issues connected with the transport of the works of art and equipment.
First, when we talk about travelling and sending objects abroad, a distinction has to be made between countries within the EU and outside the EU.
The EU applies the fundamental freedoms of free market, which comprise the free movement of persons, goods, services, and workers. So, within the EU, we do not have to deal with the issue of customs duties and other transport charges at all.
However, transport outside the EU, for example to Switzerland or Norway, is connected with a certain amount of red tape.