The Canadian Conference of the Arts has released its report Status of the Artist in Canada – An Update on the 30th Anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist. (The text of the original UNESCO recommendation is available here.) As the report notes, “Status of the Artist describes a category of legislation and other public policies directed at improving the economic and social status of professional artists”. The report covers a variety of legal areas, including taxation, collective bargaining, federal and provincial policies and health and safety issues.
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