Status of the Artist in Romania. Round table organized by NCR UNESCO.
Article published on 25-02-2021
The Romanian National Commission for UNESCO organizes on February 26, starting with 10.30 A.M., a round table (online format) about the Status of the Artist in Romania. Adopted by UNESCO at the 1980 General Conference, the Recommendation on the Status of the Artist calls on Member States to integrate into national laws a set of principles to improve the professional, social and economic status of artists.
In Romania there are already a series of legislative elements and approaches concerning the artist profession, among which we can selectively list: Copyright Law, Joint Declaration on the Status of Art Creators and Performers in Romania, Living Culture Platform, launched in 2016, at the initiative of the Minister of Culture, the Alternative Culture Project, aiming at consolidating a societal status of the artists, authors, and creators in Romania. However, the normative framework is still dispersed, so the task of properly protecting the artist is not yet fulfilled.
In these circumstances, the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO, which has among its attributions the support of the internal knowledge of the UNESCO Recommendations, Declarations and Conventions, organizes this debate regarding the Status of the Arist in Romania. Thus, artists, cultural managers, practitioners and decision makers are invited, based on concrete experiences and examples of established good practices, to express their point of view on the following topics:
- The obstacles that have made it difficult to unify a legislative framework for the Artist's Status;
- Effective working conditions and remuneration;
- Social security, health insurance, pension plans;
- The right to association, the effective functioning of Associations and Creators' Unions;
- The relationship between the artistic and the educational environment;
- The challenges brought by the internet and the process of digitization of society.
The debate will be moderated by Codrin Tăut, expert of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO.
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