WORK LAB Founding and Running a NPO in Arts and Culture

Friday, 15-11-19, 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM
Saturday, 16-11-19, 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM
Die Werkstatt im Markhof
19, Markhofgasse, 1030 Vienna

The workshop enables you to establish a non-profit organization for art and cultural projects in Austria and conveys practice-oriented knowledge about structuring your NPO with a special focus on questions of finance: why a NPO rather than running projects as a freelancer, work group or as a company? Giving you a profound overview of the legal setting of the entity NGO containing specific facilitations that are important for the cultural sector, the Work Lab offers two intensive days full of know-how to run a non-profit organization in order to successfully implement art and cultural projects.

Programme Friday, 15-11-19
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arriving / welcoming – tea / coffee
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
What is a non-profit organization?
How do I found a non-profit arts and cultural association?
What documentation and reporting obligations does the association have?
What are NPO statutes?

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
What functions do the members of the board have?
What functions do General Assembly and board meetings have?
What are the tasks of the auditors?
What can members contribute to the association?
FAQ: How do I write the statutes of my NPO?

Programme Saturday, 16-11-19
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arriving / welcoming – tea / coffee
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
For NPOs, which regulations apply in labor and social security law?
What does honorary work and volunteering mean?
How can I compensate for honorary work?

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Which reliefs does the NPO have in terms of tax law?
Which regulations apply to donations and to memberships?

What are auxiliary transactions and which kinds of them are there?
FAQ: Ask your questions

With Alexandra Reill [*]
The work lab is held in German.

Expenses contribution
180,– Euro / 150,– Euro for Early Birds with registration until 31-10-19

Please send a mail to info [at], including your information for invoice issuing and the indication, for which workshop you are registering. We would also like to invite you to a short note about your motivation and specific interest in the workshop – so we can tailor the contents of the workshop to personal questions.

Reservation / booking
We confirm the registration for the respective workshop and the reservation, as long as places are available.
Maximum number of participants: 12
Of course, we will inform you immediately if the workshop is already fully booked.

The confirmation of reservation corresponds to the booking confirmation, and we send the invoice receipt by mail. Payment can be made at the beginning of the work lab in cash or preferably in advance by bank transfer. The fee includes 0% sales tax. Cancellation costs: 0% until 31-10-19, 50% until 08-11-19, then 100% of the Work Labs

Looking forward to a stimulating Work Lab!
kanonmedia in cooperation with id/L und Die Werkstatt im Markhof

Alexandra Reill is a concept artist and experimental filmmaker. She has 35 years of production experience and knows the practice of art and culture production in all its facets accordingly. Since 1996 she is the head of the NPO kanonmedia, for which she consistently implements all production-technical matters. As a group and personal trainer, she has worked in the Work Lab theme since 2013.