Employment Policies and Social Security

Artists working in the public sector are subject to the general Unified Labour Law. Their wages do not differ from wages in any other field (125 dollars per month on average). But artists are granted compensations in the form of rewards. Artists registered with the Plastic Arts Syndicate have access to a pension and an insurance frond. Freelance artists do not enjoy social-security rights (♥).

From: Syria by Reem Al Khatib and Rana Yazaji published in ‘Cultural Policies in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. An introduction’, Cultural Resource/European Cultural Foundation, Bookmanstudies, 2010, 186.