notify the Künstlersozialkasse of the change in legal form or focus of activity Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you change the legal form of your activity or the activity itself, this may affect your obligation to be insured with the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK).

The determination of the insurance obligation according to the Artists' Social Insurance Act is always based on the information and documents that you have provided regarding your self-employed artistic or journalistic activity in the determination procedure.

Insofar as changes occur in the nature of your activities, the focus of your overall activity or the legal form of your activity, the obligation to insure must be reviewed.

The same applies if you take up additional self-employed activities.

Please note that if the artistic or journalistic activity is carried out in the legal form of a legal person or company, this may also have to pay artists' social security contributions.

  • The documents to be submitted depend on the change.
  • If you are setting up a GmbH or other company, please refer to the questionnaires to find out which documents are required.
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Fragebogen Teil I zur sozialversicherungsrechtlichen Beurteilung von Gesellschaftern einer GmbH und Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • Fragebogen Teil II zur sozialversicherungsrechtlichen Beurteilung von Gesellschaftern einer GmbH und Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)

Preconditions

You must currently be subject to insurance via the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) and the legal form of your activity or the activity itself must have changed.

Related Links

  • § 11 Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • § 36a Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • § 66 Sozialgesetzbuch Erstes Buch (SGB I)

Related Links

  • Sozialversicherungsrechtliche Beurteilung von Gesellschaftern einer GmbH, KG, GmbH & Co.KG, OHG oder Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • Informationen zur Künstlersozialabgabe

You can report a change in your activity by

  • if you are setting up a GmbH or other company, filling in the relevant questionnaires on the KSK website in PDF format and printing them out,
  • in the case of all other changes in activity, informally.
  • If necessary, please attach copies of the evidence of the change to your notification.
  • Send everything together to the KSK.
  • Please answer any queries as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the type of change, you may receive written confirmation of the change.

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Last update or date of publication
16.11.2021