Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The human society that neglects the substantial role of art and its underlying basic pillar embodied in the individual – the artist – is not sustainable but rather fragmented and incomplete. In addition to insufficient awareness of the starting point of art in modern society, there is also a clear lack of awareness about the health care of those who implement it. In order to regulate the problem of healthcare for artists in the field of the performing arts, in Slovenia there has arisen a new branch of occupational medicine that is analogous to sports medicine and closely cooperates with various specialised medical fields. Interdisciplinary specialisations have emerged that complement each other with a set of behaviours and knowledge. The main reason for this is the recent increased number of injuries and diseases experienced by top-quality art creators. The realisation of two goals, the systematisation of specific changes in health and the classification of injuries, is influenced by the pronounced political and economic market ‘equilibrium’.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
After several meetings with the Ministry of Culture, the CSO and the Ministry came to an informal agreement, but there was no adoption of legal instruments that could enable the implementation of the proposed measure.