Morocco/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.4 Social security frameworks

In 2003, a law [26] pertaining to the status of Moroccan artists was issued. This law establishes a framework to better circulate and promote Moroccan art.


The law defines each profession within the arts, gives artists the right to benefit from legislation pertaining to occupational accidents, defines social security benefits and basic health coverage, and stipulates that the MoC is to finance artists’ social services.


A decree [12] was issued in 2006 to determine a method for delivering the “artist’s card”, an occupational card that entitles its bearer to benefit from social services and state support for culture and arts. The MoC appointed a joint committee that consists of representatives from the Ministry and trade unions in all artistic fields.


On 24 June, 2007, the Mutuelle Nationale des Artistes was created under the supervision of the MoC in cooperation with the Ministries of Finance and Labour, the National Fund for Social Security and the National Fund for Social Reserve Organisations. The Mutuelle Nationale des Artistes is the specific body through which artists benefit from health and social care.


Chapter published: 05-05-2016


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