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Galian, C., Licata, M., & Stern-Plaza, M. (2021). Social protection in the cultural and creative sector: Country practices and innovations (No. 28). ILO Working Paper.

This working paper is based on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, 2019, which calls on the ILO to direct its efforts to “developing and enhancing social protection systems, which are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work. “In particular, the paper reviews policy and legal frameworks in …

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ILO (2021). Social Protection Spotlight. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector.

The type of contractual arrangements and the organization of work prevalent in the cultural and creative sector may impact the coverage of their workers and the adequacy of the benefits they receive. Extending social security to CCS workers Issue Brief_12052021 FINAL2_revised.sb.pics (ilo.org) https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/Brochures/WCMS_791676/lang–en/index.htm

Naylor, R., Moretto, M., & Traverso, R. (2021). Cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19: an economic impact outlook. UNESCO.

No corner of our planet has been left untouched by the COVID-19 crisis. The virus itself has cost many lives, and the lockdowns experienced by many countries have destroyed jobs and businesses. At the time of writing, the social and economic impact of the pandemic in the medium and long term is difficult to foresee …

Naylor, R., Moretto, M., & Traverso, R. (2021). Cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19: an economic impact outlook. UNESCO. Read More »

Valeria Pulignano, Markieta Domecka, Karol Muszyński, Lander Vermeerbergen, Me-Linh Riemann. (2021). Creative labour in the era of Covid-19. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute.

This working paper identifies some key areas of policy intervention for advancing socially sustainable and fair solutions for freelancers working in the creative industries, who are among those have suffered the most from the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the authors focus on those who work entirely on their own account, without …

Valeria Pulignano, Markieta Domecka, Karol Muszyński, Lander Vermeerbergen, Me-Linh Riemann. (2021). Creative labour in the era of Covid-19. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute. Read More »

Laurent Vogel, Mehmet Koksal, Berta Chulvi, Jade Serrano, Fanny Kroener, Angelo Ferracuti, Christelle Casse, Bethany Staunton, Fabienne Scandella, Steven Ronsmans, Tony Musu. (2021). The real work of art. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute. 

This issue explores several aspects of art as work. As a collective work of many, often invisible labourers. As a work generally carried out under conditions of great precarity and in which physical risks are often overlooked. As a work which often goes unpaid under the pretext that the practitioners are driven by passion. And …

Laurent Vogel, Mehmet Koksal, Berta Chulvi, Jade Serrano, Fanny Kroener, Angelo Ferracuti, Christelle Casse, Bethany Staunton, Fabienne Scandella, Steven Ronsmans, Tony Musu. (2021). The real work of art. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute.  Read More »

Dâmaso, M. (2021). Research for CULT Committee – The situation of artists and cultural workers and the post-COVID cultural recovery in the European Union: Background Analysis.

This background analysis on the situation of artists and cultural workers and the post-COVID-19 cultural recovery in the European Union is prepared for the European Parliament. It provides an overview of key characteristics of artists’ and cultural workers’status across Europe, their working conditions, precariousness and career paths. It outlines the  justification for specific policy   …

Dâmaso, M. (2021). Research for CULT Committee – The situation of artists and cultural workers and the post-COVID cultural recovery in the European Union: Background Analysis. Read More »

OECD (2020). Policy Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Culture shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors.

Cultural and creative sectors are important in their own right in terms of their economic footprint and employment. They also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact (well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration, etc.). They are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, with …

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Pulignano. V. (2020). Work in deregulated labour markets: a research agenda for precariousness. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute.

This Working Paper tackles two questions: what counts as work within a deregulated labour market; and what are the implications for the study of precariousness? The paper addresses the traditional dichotomy between paid and unpaid work which obscures how unpaid activities often undercut paid employment. In this light, it suggests a new way of understanding …

Pulignano. V. (2020). Work in deregulated labour markets: a research agenda for precariousness. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute. Read More »

Casse C. (2020). The art of managing the intermittent artist status in France. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute.

In France, artists working in the live performance, film and audiovisual sectors have a special kind of unemployment insurance scheme: the régime des salaries intermittents du spectacle (scheme for intermittent workers in the performing arts). HesaMag went to meet four artists living in the south of France, each of whom manages his or her career …

Casse C. (2020). The art of managing the intermittent artist status in France. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute. Read More »

Staunton, B. (2020). Herding cats or fighting like lions? Artists and trade union organising. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute.

Trade unions have existed in the UK’s arts sector for a long time, and new ones continue to spring up. But what kind of challenges do they face in this rather particular industry? Are artists a class apart when it comes to labour movement activism, or can they find common ground with fellow workers? https://www.etui.org/publications/herding-cats-or-fighting-lions-artists-and-trade-union-organising …

Staunton, B. (2020). Herding cats or fighting like lions? Artists and trade union organising. In ETUI, The European Trade Union Institute. Read More »

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