EU European Parliament Resolution on the Social Status of Artists

On 7 June 2007, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution dealing with the social status of artists. The Resolution states that art can be considered as an occupation and a profession but notes that in a number of Member States certain arts sector professionals are not accorded a legal status. It goes on to stress the precarious and unpredictable nature of professional artistic activity as well as the mobility and flexibility that characterise artists. In order to promote and encourage artistic activity it calls on Member States to put in place measures to improve the situation of artists in Europe.