Artabana consists of small local groups, that form a national network and federate transnationally.
About 5 to 10 people - the ideal group size - Ritualize Togetherness. They meet monthly, join in social activities together and build trust.
There is no system or method for successful application for membership in Archearchy Artabana, as it takes time to establish if each individual is the right fit for this particular Artabana Circle. The Teams Sets Semi-Permeable Boundaries. If a group grows to more than fifteen members, the Team will split in two, copy what is needed, and establish a new Artabana group. (Emulate & Then Federate).
Each member determines their own contribution rate based on their estimated personal yearly health budget, they Contribute Freely.
Contributions vary from one person to another according to health needs and individual means, although the group has decided on a minimum payment such as €100 per month, to Practice Gentle Reciprocity.
However, in Germany, there have also been group members who did not pay any contribution because they couldn't. Something that would be hardly possible in a public or private health care fund.
Member contributions received by the group are split 70:30, with 30% banked in an Emergency Fund.
The 70% portion of a member’s monthly contribution accumulates in their General Fund and is available to her/him for spending at any time on health and well-being according to personal choice. This may include medical consultations, procedures, massage, wheelchair, dental work, spectacles and so on. A list of acceptable expenses has been established.
In Artabana, healthcare is interpreted quite broadly and the funds may be used for more preventative health strategies, even as diverse as visiting a retreat or buying a piano, if this is deemed important for health. Members Trust Situated Knowing and Respect Human Dimensions.
Withdrawals are made through the treasurer by showing receipts.