The Status of Artists in Europe is a new study, published November 2006, by ERICarts, Suzanne Capiau and Andreas Johannes Wiesand. It was commissioned by the European Parliament and is available in English and French.
Summary: This report presents innovative national measures and models aimed at improving the socioeconomic status of authors (e.g. writers or visual artists) and performing artists in Europe. It addresses five main areas: individual working and contract relations; professional representation; social security; taxation; and aspects of transnational mobility. Based on the findings of the study, proposals for future Europe-wide action are made.