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Germany/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

Apart from the general constitutional regulations and to the Labour Law (see chapter 5.1.1 and chapter 5.1.6), there are no fixed legal provisions for the fields of music and theatre. The practical organisation of work in this domain is regulated through individual contracts between the authorities in charge of a facility or company and its manager ("Intendant"). Contracts are then drawn up between the facilities and the artistic and other staff members along the lines of general wage agreements such as the "Normal Contract Stage", which summarises the main terms of employment of the different artistic groups working in a theatre.

For music schools, the state's supervision of educational matters is based on a general legal guideline, with special definitions existing in six of the federal states (Länder). Only Brandenburg has a special Law for Music Schools.

Chapter published: 12-09-2016

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