Stimm - IG

Who are we ?

Stimm IG is a community of interests for performers in music and performing arts in Austria’s  theatres.

„We are the voice for the many”

 

In 2019 the stimm-IG* was founded by Arpiné Rahdjian and some of her colleagues to improve working conditions by changing entrenched attitudes and one sided structures.

Who do we represent ?

We represent singer soloists, choir soloists, prompters, assistant directors and stage crew members who do not have any labour union or representation.

Our aim is to establish a new advocacy for artists in music and the performing arts against the abuse of power in any form, advocacy still missing in Austria. 

Our vision

Our vision of the future is to set up a representative council of all Austrian based  artists taking out inspiration from the Pharmaceutical, Legal and Medical Councils.

Contact

Arpiné Rahdjian

kontakt@stimm-ig.org

Our mission

The stimm-IG has already worked out a detailed concept for advocacy including a contact point, hotline, psycho-social service, legal counsel, individual workshops and – never seen in this business – possibilities for judicial sanctions against the perpetrators. The guaranteed main feature needs to be political independence from any political party although the stimm-IG is already involved in the very laborious and complicated developmental work with the relevant Austrian politicians. The stimm-IG is your voice in Austria : Come and join us! 


*In german “Stimme” means voice and “stimmig” means harmonious, “IG” is short for “Interessengemeinschaft” which means community of interests, stimm-IG is also a pun.

About us

           timm -IG is a community of interests for performers in music and performing arts in Austria’s theatres.

 

„We are the voice for the many”

 

In 2019 the stimm-IG* was founded by Arpiné Rahdjian and some of her colleagues to improve working conditions by changing entrenched attitudes and one sided structures.

 

We represent singer soloists, choir soloists, prompters, assistant directors and stage crew members who do not have any labour  union or representation.

Our aim is to establish a new advocacy for artists in music and the performing arts against the abuse of power in any form, advocacy still missing in Austria. 

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Our vision of the future is to set up a representative council of all Austrian based  artists taking out inspiration from the Pharmaceutical, Legal and Medical Councils.

 

The stimm-IG has already worked out a detailed concept for advocacy including a contact point, hotline, psycho-social service, legal counsel, individual workshops and – never seen in this business – possibilities for judicial sanctions against the perpetrators. The guaranteed main feature needs to be political independence from any political party although the stimm-IG is already involved in the very laborious and complicated developmental work with the relevant Austrian politicians. 

 

*In german “Stimme” means voice and “stimmig” means harmonious, “IG” is short for “Interessengemeinschaft” which means community of interests, stimm-IG is also a pun.

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TESTIMONY
"In the course of my work as an active opera singer and as an advocate for the future rights and welfare of artists based in Austria, I have often felt that progress is hampered by a certain lack of solidarity amongst opera singers – but rather than borne out of malice, I believe this to be rooted in a sense of fear and uncertainty. Joining forces with Lyricoalition, we aim to shape a more trusting environment for our colleagues, and hope that through international cooperation we can show opera singers they are not alone, inspire them to become braver and more self-assured and empower them to stand up both for their colleagues and themselves – raising their voices as loudly as they are accustomed to on stage!" 
Arpiné Rahdjian, Soprano