Right to Work and receiving just remuneration: Every person who is able to work, has the opportunity to engage himself/herself in any legitimate activity so as to earn a living. Thus, both Constitutions provide Artists with the right to work by giving them equal opportunity to perform their artistic works in the country. (ARTICLE 22)
Freedom of movement: All artists have the right to move from one place (or country) to another (mobility)to conduct their arts and culture activities. (ARTICLE 17)
Freedom of Association: Artists have the right to freely form associations and federations and take part in them. (ARTICLE 20)
Freedom to own properties: Artistic creations are recognised as properties (intangible). Ownership of their creative properties is their fundamental right. (ARTICLE 24)
Formulation of Policies, Laws and regulations that do not contravene with freedom of artists.
Both the constitutions direct the state to adhere the international treaties on human rights and good governance.
Right to participate in public affairs such as electing or being elected, appointing or being appointed to take part in governance. (ARTICLE 21)
Right to access information. (ARTICLE 18)
Right to education. (ARTICLE 11)
Right to Work, Own and receiving just remuneration:
Artists exercise their right to work by involving themselves in their creative work without interference. Further, Artists have been receiving royalties from both Copyright Societies collected from different users of their works. However the royalties paid is not adequate remuneration of their work due to a number of reasons; including collection hardship, low tariff rates etc.
Freedom of movement: Artists are free to participate and are participating in regional and international art events such as festivals, awards ceremonies and exhibitions.
Freedom of Association: There exist a number of federations and associations such as Art Federation, Music Federation, Tanzania Arts and Craft Federation, Tanzania Film Federation, Tanzania Performing Art Federation, Publishers Association of Tanzania and Media Council of Tanzania.
Formulation of Policies, Laws and regulation which do not contravene with freedom of artists such as Culture Policy of Tanzania 1997, Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 1999 (as amended in 2019), Zanzibar Arts, Censorship and Culture Council Act 1976, National Art Council Act 1985, National Kiswahili Act YEAR, Zanzibar Kiswahili Council Act YEAR Zanzibar Industrial Property Act No 4 of 2008 and their regulations.
Number of International treaties, Conventions, Agreements, and Protocols on Human rights have been signed and or ratified including the recent Marrakesh Treaty for Blind, Visually Impaired and other Print Disabled, 2013.
Right to participate and universal access in several events like tourism promotion, campaigns and linked with other international like-minded creative industries. To participate in decision making on policies, laws, regulations formulation processes.
Availabilities of arts professions through existing of Arts and Cultural academic institutions and other infrastructure to build their capacity that enhances their talents.
Existing number of government organs for the protection, promotion and preservation of Culture such as BAKITA, COSOTA, BASATA, Tanzania Film Board, Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and