8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions
Professional associations and artists' unions play an important role in the representation of the material and moral interests of their members and in the negotiation of relevant professional agreements. They are frequently represented in the committees of experts responsible for the allocation of support to creativity and are set up by the directorates and departments concerned.
Authors' rights management societies must devote 25% of remuneration generated from private copying and income, collected on works whose beneficiaries cannot be identified or located, to activities which support creativity, to the diffusion of live performances and to artists' training schemes.
Among the best known associations are: