Sebastian Hoffmann works for SmartDe - Netzwerk für Kreative e.V. and conducts the 'touring artists' help desk service. The service provides free consultations on international projects, working stays abroad and on working with artists and creatives from abroad. 'touring artists' is a cooperation of ITI Germany and IGBK with SMartDe - Netzwerk für Kreative e.V. and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The mobility information portal www.touring-artists.info provides comprehensive on visas/residence, artist status and contracts, transport/customs, taxes, and social security in Germany.