The Status of Artists in Europe

European Parliament,
01 November 2006, Belgium

This report presents innovative national measures and models aimed at improving the socioeconomic status of authors (e.g. writers or visual artists) and performing artists in Europe. It addresses five main areas: individual working and contract relations; professional representation; social security; taxation; and aspects of transnational mobility. Based on the findings of the study, proposals for future Europewide action are made. Available in English and French.