Questions & Answers

How does travel expenses work?2022-04-06T09:52:45+00:00

If you are employed in a project you have rights to get money from travel expenses, that includes tickets/allowance/milage. Contact us for more information.

Am I covered by insurance?2022-04-06T09:45:02+00:00

Yes, you are covered by an accident and responsibility insurance but also business travel insurance as a short-term employee in Smart.

For the ones with a monthly plan, all insurances above applies but also occupational pension and long-term health insurance. Which is almost like a collective agreement(kollektivavtal).

How do I report an accident or incident?2022-04-06T09:28:20+00:00

Accidents and incidents should be reported to us. Please contact us via phone or email.

Who can apply for cultural support?2022-04-06T09:21:42+00:00

You can apply for cultural support if you are a member in our cooperative.

Do I have to pre-register my projects?2022-03-10T12:51:40+00:00

Yes, you have to pre-register them in order to be covered by insurance.

Questions about costs2019-02-11T12:54:12+00:00

As a Smart user, you can deduct costs related to your assignments and projects. Because you deduct the cost from the invoiced sum and you do not have to pay VAT on those costs. To deduct costs directly linked to an assignment, fill out the Expenses Template found under Templates and email it to us with scanned / photographed copies on receipts. Use our Smart Calculator to see how much will be payed into your account. If you have costs, it is important that these are notified at the same time as the assignment / project.

How it works – A practical example2019-02-11T12:56:57+00:00
A musician in a band registers a Smart account. When he/she is asked to play a gig, the musician turns to Smart and fills in the financial information for the gig on his/her pages on the user web. Smart ensures that the necessary terms and conditions regarding the gig are included in the agreement with the client. After the show, the musician registers an invoice via Smart’s web tools that the concert organizer then pays.
With the money payed to the Smart account, the musician can decide how much of the sum will go to his own salary and decide when and how often he/she want the payout. The musician can also pay other band members’ salaries with Smart. We are responsible for the payment of taxes and fees on time.
Other revenue to the Smart account may be remuneration for copyrighted material or public funding.
The first payment from the Smart account can normally be made one week after Smart has sent the invoice to the client – regardless of the payment period applicable to the invoice sent to the client.
For who?2022-02-02T10:45:27+00:00

Smart Coop is for anyone who works as a freelancer with cultural or creative activities.

You can be a combinateur who has multiple professional roles or someone with permanent employment who uses Smart to take parallel assignments.

Our services are equally suitable for individuals as well as groups – ranging from small, single assignments to more complex partnerships and projects.

How do I get paid?2022-02-15T13:06:37+00:00
You will receive a salary within one week of reporting that you have completed the work.
If you manage longer projects through us, you can choose yourself when to get your payments and how much.
If you have had an expense related to an assignment, you will be paid for them when the customer has paid the invoice.
Who owns Smart?2021-12-06T14:21:45+00:00

The non-profit company Smart Coop is owned by the culture association Intercult Productions, ek. for. and the Belgian foundation SMartBe.

What does it cost?2017-05-26T10:23:17+00:00
For our services we retain 6.5% of the invoiced amount.
For this you get: paid within a week, easy-to-use web tools, personal adviser, industry knowledge, financial audit on grant applications – and you do not have to invest time, risk or money in starting your own business.
The surplus of SMart is reinvested to your advantage.
Why are you called Smart?2022-02-15T13:08:14+00:00

Smart stands for Société Mutuelle pour Artistes which freely translated means: association for the mutual benefit of artists / cultural creators. Swedish Smart is based on a model from the Belgian SMartBe.

What does non-profit organization mean?2022-03-30T12:40:52+00:00
We are a non-profit-driven organization with a clause in our Articles of Association that states that all profits should be reinvested in the business – in order to offer more and better services to our users.
The more we become, the better services we can create together.