Algeria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector

The (only) culture-related employment policy in Algeria is based on appointment to public sector cultural institutions. In these cultural institutions, artists, technicians and executives are classified as government employees pursuant to Administrative Order 06-03, which pertains to the general conditions of government employment.

In the private sector there is no officially recognized employment form. Hence artists work according to the joint system of all workers pursuant to Law 90-11, which pertains to work relations, but they do not benefit from any special status. Unfortunately, there is currently no draft program or initiative to stimulate employment in the cultural sector.

Chapter published: 03-05-2013