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Azerbaijan/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions

A multi-branched system of creative unions continues to function and operate mainly as professional unions. They obtain their main funds and material-technical bases, including buildings, from the state system, but administer material, social and professional matters themselves, without state interference at present. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and other central and local authorities, provide different kinds of organisational and financial supports to creative unions, involving their members in different national and international events and purchases products of their art and creativity at regular intervals.

Table 34:  Professional artists' unions in Azerbaijan

Name of union

Year of establishment

Union of Azerbaijan Writers

1934

Union of Azerbaijan Composers

1934

Union of Azerbaijan Architects

1936

Union of Azerbaijan Artists

1940

Union of Azerbaijan Theatrical workers

1949

Union of Azerbaijan Cinematographers

1958

Union of Azerbaijan Journalists

1958

Union of Azerbaijan Ashıqs

1984

Union of Azerbaijan Musicians

1987

Union of Azerbaijan Designers

1988

Azerbaijan National Culinary Association

2005

Source:    Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2016.


Chapter published: 02-11-2016

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