MADRID, 27 Jul. ` –
The Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday the creation of the Interministerial Commission for the development of the Statute of the Artist, which will provide this group with a “stable legal framework, adapted to the particularities of artistic performance “.
This inter.ministerial collegiate body is attached to the Ministry of Culture and Sports and will be made up of members of the Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education and Vocational Training; Ministry of Labor and Social Economy; Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory; Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations; and Ministry of Universities.
The first meeting is scheduled to be convened in September. Among other functions, the Interministerial Commission for the development of the Statute of the Artist will monitor and formulate proposals that serve as a basis for making decisions related to the development and execution of the Statute of the Artist; will promote and coordinate the actions of the concerned bodies of the General State Administration; and will study the proposals made by the working groups.
Its creation responds to parliamentary requests on the taxation of the sector, labor and Social Security protection, and compatibility between retirement benefits and copyright income–
As Culture has explained, it is one of the reforms framed in the National Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which will help boost the cultural sector, “improving the working conditions of its workers and mitigating the consequences of the crisis caused by COVID.19“.
The presidency of the Commission corresponds to the head of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and will have a first vice.presidency, which corresponds to the head of the General Secretariat of Culture, and a second vice.presidency, which corresponds to the head of the Undersecretariat of Culture and Sports–
Representatives of other ministerial departments, and other bodies or administrations, associations, entities and business and union organizations may attend the meetings of the Commission. Experts and representatives of civil society may also be invited. The creation of working groups is planned to facilitate the achievement of its objectives.