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inform Künstlersozialkasse of the change of legal form or focus of activity

The determination of the insurance obligation under the Artists' Social Insurance Act is always based on the information and documents that you have provided for your independent artistic or journalistic activity in the assessment procedure.

If there are changes in the nature of your activities, in the focus of your overall activity or in the legal form of your activity, the insurance obligation must be reviewed.

The same applies to the taking up of 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, the latter may also have to pay artists' social security contributions.

Process flow

You can report a change in your activity by

  • when founding a GmbH or other company, fill out and print out the corresponding questionnaires on the KSK website as a PDF,
  • in the case of all other changes in activity, inform them informally.
  • If necessary, please attach copies of the evidence of the change to your notification.
  • Send everything together to KSK.
  • Please answer any questions as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the nature of the change, you may receive written confirmation of the change.


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

Which documents are required?

  • Which documents are to be submitted depends on the change.
  • When setting up a GmbH or other company, please refer to the questionnaires to find out which documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please inform us of the change in your activity as soon as possible, if necessary even before it occurs.

Processing duration

Depending on the workload, usually 3 months


  • Contradiction

Not all notifications of changes in your activity will have legal effects. If there is a change with legal implications, you can refer to the decision to find out how to lodge an objection.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)