UNESCO launch fifth global consultation on the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist

25 July 2022

1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist calls upon Member States to improve the professional, social, and economic status of artists through the implementation of policies and measures related to training, social security, employment, income and tax conditions, mobility. It also recognizes the right of artists to be organized in trade unions or professional organisations that can represent and defend the interests of their members. The spirit and the letter of this Recommendation remain as relevant today as when the Recommendation was adopted forty years ago, particularly in light of the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists and cultural professionals.

As with all conventions and recommendations adopted by the General Conference for which no specific institutional mechanism is provided, the General Conference requests that a consolidated report be submitted to it every four years on the efforts undertaken by Member States to implement the 1980 Recommendation and the main challenges they are facing in this regard. This consolidated report is built mainly on the contributions submitted by Member States, although national and international non-governmental organizations with extensive experience working with artists and cultural professionals are also consulted.

Three adapted online surveys on the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation are available in French and English:
Х For UNESCO Member States;
Х For international non-governmental organisations;
Х For non-governmental organisation.

User Guide for the questionnaire

The deadline for completing the survey is 15 November 2022.

The results will be presented in a consolidated report submitted to the 217th session of the Executive Board, and transmitted to the General Conference at its 42nd session.


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