The whole system of public support to cultural institutions and events, together with a variety of incentives for private sector support, plays an enormous role providing indirect support to creativity. While there are a few support schemes for individual artists such as awards which are funded by public authorities, direct support for creative artists is nevertheless quite limited. Poland still lacks an overall system of social support for artists and creators, who deal with many obstacles and disadvantages in comparison with other groups of employees. Currently, however, work is underway on the Act on the Rights of the Professional Artist, which will solve these issues (also see chapter 2.3).
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s programmes aim to co-finance tasks in the field of project-related culture, excluding permanent cultural activities. They are addressed to cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, film institutions, schools and universities, local government units, business entities, churches and religious associations and their legal entities.