UNESCO – Historic Declaration for Culture

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MONDIACULT 2022 : States adopt historic Declaration for Culture One hundred-fifty States unanimously adopted an ambitious Declaration for Culture on Friday at the end of a three-day conference convened by UNESCO. The text affirms culture as…

Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey Report

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Survey background The cultural industries were one of the sectors most impacted by the public health measures put in place as a response to the spread of COVID-19 in Canada beginning in March 2020. For many workers in the creative sector,…

Safeguarding Artistic Freedom -9th World Summit 2023

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Discussion paper for World Summit to be held in Stockholm Spring 2023 "Freedom of expression is a corner-stone of democracy. As one of Sweden’s four constitutional laws, this human right lies at the core of our cultural policy. It is manifested…

IRELAND – Artists welcome guaranteed basic income plan Pilot

‘It’s a game-changer for us’: Artists welcome guaranteed basic income plan Pilot scheme could see 2,000 creative workers get €325 a week from March 2022 basic income guarantee was the top recommendation of the Arts and Culture Recovery…

Artists should share in resale profits – CBC

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CBC Arts report by Leah Collins "What Doig's arguably talking about is a concept known as the Artist Resale Right (ARR) or droit de suite, a term coined in France, where such a royalty scheme has been in play for more than 100 years. The…

ALBERTA – Arts Professions Recognition Act

"Bill 75: Arts Professions Recognition Act: -formally acknowledges artists’ value and contributions to Alberta and promote their work and their rights to help make their artistic enterprises profitable -protects artists’…

Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada

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The Research, Measurement and Data Analytics Section of the Canada Council for the Arts engaged the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a research team to carry out a study on Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada. [1] Outcomes The…

IRELAND Artist’s exemption from income tax

In the Republic of Ireland income earned by writers, composers, visual artists and sculptors from the sale of their works is exempt from tax in Ireland in certain circumstances.

USA -California Royalties Law Dispute

"PASADENA, Calif. (CN) – Attorneys in a seven-year class action lawsuit between a group of California artists and Sotheby’s and Christie’s sparred before a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday over whether a state law requiring…

NL _ Status of the Artist Act

Newfoundland and Labrador Status of the Artist Act 

USA – Legislation Protecting Works of Art Imported for Exhibition

First introduced into the House of Representatives in 2012, a version of a bill granting immunity to foreign states from federal or state court jurisdiction for any activity in the United States associated with a temporary exhibition or display…

Certification Register under the Status of the Artist Act

Certification Register under the Status of the Artist Act This is the register of certification orders issued by the Board. Each certification order covers a sector defined by the Board as suitable for collective bargaining and identifies…