Are you concerned by internships, contracts, salary or future employment opportunities? We’ll be happy to help you!

Are you studying for a humanities or fine arts degree at university? Or maybe you’re pursuing a degree in the culture sector at a university of applied sciences? Art and Culture Professionals’ Trade Union TAKU’s expertise in the world of work and professional network are there for you.

It’s worth joining when you’re a student. You will get a broad range of services and benefits, including travel insurance, leisure time accident insurance, and free member training.

Membership for students is free unless you are working while studying. By the way, did you know that by joining a trade union you can accumulate the time needed for earnings-related unemployment security through work you do while a student?

We’re happy to answer any questions you have related to the world of work: don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Are employment contract texts confusing? What is a collective bargaining agreement? What is the difference between an employment contract and an assignment contract? No stress: just ask us.

We support you when drawing up an employment and internship contract, when preparing for a specialist career and in finding your professional identity. We offer you information about things like salary recommendations for your sector and you can also take advantage of our guide to culture field's internship practices (to be translated in English in fall 2021).

Another wonderful opportunity is the TAKUtuki Grant, with which we support two master’s thesis writers and/or university of applied sciences final project writers annually. Applications are open to our members in the spring.

Further information

TAKUtuki Grant rewards students’ final projects and theses!

  The aim of the TAKUtuki Grant, awarded annually, is to support final projects done by students of art and culture, encourage students to do research, and boost the recognition of and research in the sector. A personal grant is awarded each spring to two students for their bachelor’s/master’s final project or thesis at a…

Cooperation with student societies

See how TAKU co-operates with student societies.

Did you know?

You can accumulate earnings-related unemployment benefit on summer jobs and paid internships. Make sure you pay the membership fee in proportion to your wages.

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