Quoi
Artists' and writers' wage
Estonie
Quand
2021
Qui
Estonian Ministry of Culture
En savoir plus sur cette pratique innovante
The Estonian Ministry of Culture introduced a financing mechanism that guarantees a monthly income and social security to selected artists over a period of three years, allowing them to dedicate themselves fully to longer-term artistic projects and thereby contribute to the development of Estonian culture The introduction of the artist's salary and writer's salary in 2016 was an important decision in cultural policy which secured an income equal to the the national average wage along with all social guarantees to recipients of the salary. The recipients of the salary are chosen by creative associations together with sectoral organizations, while the money for the payment of the salary comes from the Ministry of Culture. Where in 2019, payouts together with creative associations will be made altogether to 24 people, starting from 2021 the salary will be paid to 15 artists and an equal number of writers every year. The size of the gross salary next year will be 1,430 euros a month, 1.1 times the minimum salary of a cultural worker.
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 
Starting from 2016, the pilot project of artists' and writers' wage was launched which enables freelancer writers and artists at their creative peak to dedicate themselves to creative work for a longer period of time. The funds for paying the wages are allocated by the Ministry of Culture as a grant to the corresponding artistic association. The amount of one wage is equal to the average monthly gross income inclusive of all taxes of the year before the previous year. The artistic association will pay the wages for three years to persons chosen based on a public competition. The difference of the wage compared to a grant for creative work, apart from its long-term nature, are the accompanying social securities and greater stability arising from them. The fields of art and literature were chosen because in these fields large amount of creative persons are engaged in liberal professions. The creative processes of the named fields are not as widely supported by the state through institutional supports.
Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 
Since 2016, 5 artists and 5 writers are selected who will receive wages for three years. As of 2020, in total 13 artists and 13 writers have received wages.
Ressources financières allouées à la politique/mesure en dollars américains: 
2016: 190 794 USD (161 362 EUR) 2017: 323 498 USD (273 594 EUR) 2018: 478 640 USD (404 804 EUR) 2019: 584 664 USD (494 472 EUR)
Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
Estonian Artists' Association
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
Estonian Writers' Union
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Non