Questions & Answers

How do travel reinbursments work?2023-12-18T09:52:06+00:00

When employed in a Smart project you hare entitled to reimbursments for travel expenses, such as: tickets/allowance/milage. Contact Smart at kontakt@smartcoop.se for more information.

Am I covered by insurance?2023-12-18T09:58:40+00:00

Yes, as a Smart employee you are covered by an accident and responsibility insurance as well as an business travel insurance.

In addition to the insurances above employees on a monthly plan are also covered by occupational pension and long-term health insurance. This is similar to coverages offered by a collective agreement (kollektivavtal).

How do I report an accident or incident?2023-12-18T09:54:05+00:00

Accidents and incidents should be reported to Smart via phone 08 122 006 80 or email kontakt@smartcoop.se

Who can apply for cultural funding?2023-12-27T06:54:59+00:00

All paying members of Smart’s cooperative can apply for cultural funding through Smart.

Do I have to pre-register my projects?2023-12-18T09:59:35+00:00

Yes, you must pre-register all projects in order to be covered by our insurance.

Questions about costs2023-12-18T10:06:33+00:00

As a Smart user, you can deduct costs related to your assignments and projects which means that you do not have to pay VAT on the deducted amount. 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 of the receipts correlating to the cost.

Smart needs to be informed of all costs pertaining to the project as soon as possible in order to correctly administrate them.

For a basic calculation of how much will be paid to your account you can use our Smart Calculator.

How it works – A practical example2023-12-18T10:12:35+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 paid 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 wants to recieve a salary payment. The musician can also pay other band members’ salaries through Smart. Smart takes all responsibility of the payment of taxes and fees in a timely manner.

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 on the invoice sent to the client.

Other sources of revenue to the members’ Smart account may be remuneration for copyrighted material or public funding.

Who is Smart for?2023-12-18T10:14:08+00:00

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

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

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?2023-12-18T10:18:51+00:00

Smart pays out your salary within one week of recieveing information of your completed assigment or job.

For those who manage long-term projects through Smart, you can choose when and how much salary should be paid out.

Reimbursments related to your assignment will be paid when the customer has paid the invoice.
OBS: Reimbursments can only be paid out alongside a salary

Who owns Smart?2023-12-18T10:22:01+00:00

The non-profit company Smart Coop is owned by the culture association Intercult Productions, Smart Cooperative and our mother company Smart Belgium.

What does it cost?2023-12-27T05:27:09+00:00
Smart fees are set in communication with you and your needs. We offer three levels of service outlined below. For details on your pricing you can contact us at kontakt@smartcoop.se and let us know your needs.

Our services include: salary within a week, easy-to-use web tools, personal advisor, knowledge within the cultural and creative arts, financial audit on grant applications and much more. All with the benfit of you not having to invest time, risk or money in starting your own business.

Any surplus of Smart is reinvested to your advantage.

Why are you called Smart?2023-12-18T10:25:54+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?2023-12-18T10:27:42+00:00
We are a non-profit-driven organization which means that we follow the clause in our Articles of Association which states that all profits be reinvested in the business. By doing this we strive to offer more and improved services to our users.
The more we become, the better services we can create together.