Nine out of ten artists are freelancers, while many also earn salaries.
It is estimated that nine out of ten artists in all artistic areas are freelancers with positions or assignments of only a very temporary nature. Social security and tax schemes tend to be designed for workers with permanent positions and a single employer. Artists who often switch between freelance assignments and positions of employment may find it difficult to find up-to-date information, and sometimes are even given conflicting information by different sources. The Arts Grants Committee has been tasked with assisting artists by means of a support and guidance function, and the Artist’s Guide is one result. It is currently undergoing development in that the range of information is being broadened and examples are being added that are directly linked to actual situations that artists experience. This work will continue in 2014.
Read more here (in Swedish only) >> www.konstnarsguiden.se