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Diversity of Cultural Expressions

World Observatory on the Social Status of the Artist

Employment and Protection

How do cultural workers do to get an employment internationally? How do such conditions vary in terms of legal arrangements? How important are contracts and what are its types across geographic region and artistic discipline?

Do existing medical funds schemes take adequate account of the special features of artistic careers? Do the existing or planned social schemes take account adequately of the intermittence or the sudden fluctuations of incomes in artistic careers?

Browse by country and learn about the characteristics of existing medical funds schemes:

Algeria - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Canada - Chile - China - Colombia - Costa Rica - Côte d'Ivoire - Croatia - Cuba - Denmark - Egypt - Finland - France - GermanyGuatemala - HondurasHungary Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Italy - Japan - Latvia - Lebanon - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malawi - Morocco - Mexico - Monaco - Nepal - Netherlands - Nicaragua - Norway - Pakistan - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Republic of Korea - Romania - Russian Federation - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - South Africa - Sweden - Switzerland - Syrian Arab Republic - Tanzania - Thailand - Trinidad and Tobago - Tunisia - Turkey - Ukraine - United States of America

See the international standards concerning the employment and social benefit schemes:

Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific