Algeria/ 8.1 Direct and indirect support to artists  

8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions

Support for art associations and unions is usually governeed by instructions issued by the MOC’s Directorate of Cultural Work to the directorates of culture on governorate level. These directorates are requested to propose the files of groups and associations deemed fit to benefit from the MOC’s financial support.

The programs and agendas of beneficiaries should be compatible with the set standards and conditions: the should be public-oriented; committed to applied and pedagogical training and creativity, and to the production and distribution of various cultural and artistic works,; they should promote works of folkloric, cultural and traditional nature and preserve historical sites and antiquities.
 Law 90/31, dated 04 December, 1990, regulates support provided by private donors. Financial support or aid provided to associations of cultural, artistic and scientific nature is subject to examination and endorsement by the specialized ministerial committee assigned to grant financial aid to such associations.

Support in the form of donations for full-time artists in special art centers is limited and not announced in the media. However some musicians and plastic artists do benefit from these donations.

Chapter published: 03-05-2013