EUROPE -Unconditional Basic Income Europe

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) is an international network of activists and initiatives. We advocate for the implementation of Basic Income in Europe and its recognition as a Universal Human Right. UBIE was born out of the…

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…

AUSTRALIA – NAVA Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design

National Association for the Visual Arts - Australia 2022 "The Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the professional Australian contemporary arts sector. The Code…

NEW ZEALAND -Government ensures artists get resale royalties

In line with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK and the EU, the Government is establishing an Artist Resale Royalty Scheme to ensure the creators of visual arts are recognised and rewarded when their work is resold…

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…

CARFAC – Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts

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CARFAC "The materials on this website were designed to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen respect for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art…

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…

GERMANY- Basic Income Lottery

"Founded in 2014, the initiative organizes periodic raffles to randomly select people — regardless of age, background, current income or nationality — to receive regular no-strings cash payouts for 12 months"

The American Music Fairness Act (AMFA): Hugh Stephens Blog

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The American Music Fairness Act (AMFA): A Better and Fairer Solution for Performers than Seeking “National Treatment” From the title of this draft legislation, introduced into the US House of Representatives in late June, you can surmise…

The Artists’ Resale Right: A Matter of Simple Fairness -Hugh Stephens Blog

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 The Artists’ Resale Right: A Matter of Simple Fairness - Hugh Stephens "For the past few years, the charge on the ARR has been led in Canada by CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation), an advocacy group for Canadian artists,…

UK – Authors to earn royalties on secondhand books for first time

"Unlike regular book sales or library borrowing, authors do not receive a penny from the sale of secondhand editions of their works – but a new scheme dreamed up by used booksellers is set to change this for the first time." -…