Learning the basics and having and overview in legistative matters is a must as an artist. I have different ways to work in terms of contracts, taxation and invoicing but, which is my best option? Which are the particularities of the different options? As an individual or as a collective (civil society, corporation, cooperative, etc).




Legal and administrative matters

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions


for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience

for all levels, Beginners, Intermediary, Experienced


Every artist that wants to be aware about the legal and administrative issues in SPAIN


The will to work in Spain as an artist.


An Owerview of legistation for artits will be presented and analized. Comparing the issues of being a self-employed artist or an employee, putting emphasis on the self-employed side as an individual or as a collective (civil society, corporation, cooperative, etc.). This module also aims at answer particular doubts of the participants by studying their situation.


  • Self-employed vs.employee
  • civil society, corporation and cooperative
  • taxation & invoicing in the different artistic sectors
  • The obligations of the artist (census declarations, statements of liquidations, information returns, formal obligations)
  • Questions and answers


Presentation by the trainer, using participants doubts as an example for the others.


  • To be aware of the legal frame as an artist
  • To be able to decide which is my best option


Gain Knowledge in administrative and legal matters


Video projector and screen, computer, wi-fi, flipchart and markers, white sheets and pens.


Each participant fills an evaluation form after the module. There is avaible a summary of all evaluations.

Support material

ppt presentation, info sheets


12 h


8 to 14

Course language(s)

Español, English

Past track experience

since 2015


Josep Guiu & Ana Álvarez


Associació Rutes i Origens (RiO)


Irene Alfambra


under the project Routes to Employment


📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum

This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

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Associació Rutes i Origens (RiO)

Rutes i Origens is a cultural association formalised in 2012, but active in the city of Barcelona since 2006 as a group of young artists from different backgrounds who wanted to set up a permanent dialogue on art and social engagement. Our main targets are youngsters at risk of exclusion and/or from deprived neighbourhoods. Our artistic strengths lie in the disciplines of dance, music and audiovisual media.