EU Report on Working Conditions of Artists + Cultural Professionals
The EU has published a report on the 'Status and Working Conditions of Artists and Cultural and Creative Professionals' (June 2023) as part of the EU Work Plan for Culture.
The Status and Working Conditions of Artists and Cultural and Creative Professionals' (June 2023) report is the result of the work of the EU Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group of Member States’ experts. The group worked in a cross-sectoral way and included experts in the field of culture as well as experts in areas of employment and social and economic affairs, and included experts from all 27 Member States. It was convened by the European Commission in 2021–2023 and in 6 plenary meetings and many exchanges formulated a set of recommendations to advance further policy learning and development.
The report examines in detail the following aspects of artists’ and creative sector professionals’ working conditions:
- Artist status and social security
- Fair practice, skills and life-long learning and artistic freedom
- Case studies and recommendations
- An executive summary as a separate document
Cross-sectoral topics such as cross-border mobility, gender and diversity, the digital and green transitions, and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis were included in the consideration and discussions.