Contribute until 31 January 2024 (Cultural institutions until 07 February 2024)


Panteia and Culture Action Europe are currently carrying out a study regarding the status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative professionals in Europe. Atypical working patterns and irregular income in the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) have led to problems such as weak social protection and a lack of decent working conditions that leaves those in the sector vulnerable to abusive subcontracting, bogus self-employment, underpaid or unpaid work and coercive buy-out contracts.

New digital technologies, such as generative AI, also create challenges for CCS professionals. Work in the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) is often characterised by poor working conditions high cross-border mobility, while at the same time there is no easy portability of their social security entitlements. Gaps between national social systems, national definitions of artists and other rules create unfair conditions.

Recently, the European Parliament has proposed an EU framework to improve the living and working conditions for cultural and creative workers. This study is in response to this recent effort by the Parliament, and aims to collect first hand experiences from artists, cultural and creative professionals, as well as cultural organisations regarding working conditions in the sector.

Therefore, as part of the data collection programme of this research project, Panteia and Culture Action Europe have developed a survey that invites artists, cultural and creative professionals and cultural organisations and institutions to share their experience in regard to working conditions in the sector as well as future actions to address the challenges faced by artists and creative professionals.

The link for the survey for artists and cultural and creative professionals can be found here:

The link for the survey for cultural organisations and institutions can be found here: