8.1.1 Overview of strategies, programmes and direct or indirect forms of support
Artists in France can profit from the assistance of many specialised networks on the basis of artistic disciplines. SPEDIDAM supports musicians and technicians and IRMA offers them professional and legal advice. The Union of Authors and Playwrights (SACD), as well as SACEM, is responsible for author's rights and offers training courses. It is the same for the visual arts, literature, comic strips, or the cinema (including animation and graphic designers of the digital industries).