The European Commission and stakeholders have published a new study on the status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals in European Union Member States.
The study looks at the various components affecting the working conditions of artists and cultural professionals, such as artistic freedom, financial ecosystems, career progressions, self-employment structures and state support mechanisms.
Freemuse welcomes the study emphasising how integral freedom of artistic expression to European culture and the need for Member States and the European Commission to collect good practices and work together on improving the working conditions of those working in the arts and culture sectors.
Freemuse actively contributed to the study during its expert consultation phase by providing information on artistic freedom in the European Union. Other crucial contributors include Culture Action Europe, The International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), and On The Move, PEARLE – Live Performance Europe.