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UNESCO 1980 Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist: Survey for Consolidated Report

The Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 1980. It remains vital for UNESCO Member States to adhere to this important standard-setting instrument, which aims to strengthen policies and measures around the professional, social and economic status of artists, thus enabling them to work, create and organize successfully in an enabling environment. Today, artists face increasing challenges and opportunities because they operate in a globalized and digital age, marked by economic and/or social transitions, shifting communication, trade and consumption trends, and rapidly evolving technologies.

UNESCO is undertaking an important review of the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist. This is a timely and valuable exercise that will furnish UNESCO with current data regarding the status of the artist nationally, regionally and globally, and which will be reflected in a consolidated report to be presented to the UNESCO General Conference in 2015. A Survey is being sent to all UNESCO Member States as well as Non-Governmental Organizations and other civil society organizations.

UNESCO invites civil society organizations to participate in the Survey. You can complete the Survey by typing answers directly into the document electronically (unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002301/230191e.pdf, https://en.unesco.org/creativity/sites/creativity/files/ONG_StatusArtist_survey.doc), saving it, and emailing it to the following address: status.artist@unesco.org

The deadline for submitting the completed Survey is 15 January 2015.