Law on the Status of Creative Persons and Professional Creative Organisations

Dónde
Letonia
When
2020
Quién
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The purpose of this Law is to promote the development and strengthening of professional artistic and scientific creations by determining the status of creative persons and professional creative organisations and the support measures.

Section 3 defines that professional creative organisation could be establish and register in a Register of Professional Creative Organisations if it protects the professional and social rights of creative persons.

Section 10also defines that professional creative organisation has right to create social security and benefit funds and disburse to its members the benefits and grants specified in the articles of association.

In accordance to the Section 14 of the Law the programme of support measures for creative persons is an aggregate of measures to be carried out in order to provide support to creative persons

The Council of Creative Unions of Latvia helps to implement Programme of Support Measures for Creative Persons by providing consultations for creative persons in order to get apply for support at State Cultural Capital Foundation or to help to obtain the status of a creative person for persons who do not belong to any professional creative organization.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Law on the Status of Creative Persons and Professional Creative Organisations has come into force on 01.01.2018.
Number of persons who have received support in Programme of Support Measures for Creative Persons:
1. the creative person has temporarily not received the income necessary for further creative activity due to the specifics of his or her professional activity;(105 persons in 2020, 132 870 EUR)
2. the creative person has a temporary incapacity for work(3 persons in 2020, 536 EUR);
3. for creative persons to ensure living conditions (temporary partial coverage of medical treatment costs and utility payments). (418 persons in 2020; 268 389 EUR)
More about the Programme of Support Measures for Creative Persons http://www.kkf.lv/index/rado%C5%A1o-personu-atbalsta-pas%C4%81kumu-progr... in Latvian.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
State Cultural Capital Foundation
Public Sector
The Council of Creative Unions of Latvia
Private Sector
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-dominio