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Latvia/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.1 Overview of strategies, programmes and direct or indirect forms of support

The financing of creative activities has substantially improved since 1998, when the Culture Capital Foundation was established (see chapter 2.1).

Members of the creative industries are entitled to receive a certain share of their royalties resulting from the creation, publishing, performance or other artistic activities tax-free; the share of which varies depending on the artwork (15-40%). (See also  chapter 5.1.5).

The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia has initiated the debate and the development of legislation concerning social security of freelance artists. A public debate took place in January 2012. As a follow up, the Ministry of Culture has established a working group.

Chapter published: 08-10-2014

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