Manual “artist status”
The artist’s job profile is a ‘multi-job holding’ profile (due to the multitude and diversity of clients, uncertain and irregular income of various kinds, diverse contracts). This makes it difficult to build up adequate social protection. Neither the general system for employees nor that for the self-employed provides what is needed.
In addition to the above, there is also the “artist status” system (kunstenaarsstatuut). But that “status” does not really exist. Or not in the same way as the status of employee, self-employed person or civil servant. Because when we talk about the status of artist, we are actually taking about the rules governing benefits in the case of unemployment. What does the artist status mean and what do you have to take into account if you work under it yourself or with people with artist status? This manual will show you the way.