Procedure How to set up as a Professional Independent Artist

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Direction des Affaires Culturelles

Le Winter Palace
4, boulevard des Moulins
MC 98000 MONACO

Department of Cultural Affairs :
(+377) 98 98 83 03

Fax : (+377) 93 50 66 94

Opening Hours : from 9:00am to 6:30pm from Monday to Friday

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Direction des Affaires Culturelles

Le Winter Palace
4, boulevard des Moulins
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9:00am to 6:30pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 83 03

Fax : (+377) 93 50 66 94

Send us an email
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Principle

Act no. 1.360 of 04 July 2009 concerning support and social protection for professional self-employed artists states that performers and people that fall within the scope of  Act no. 491 of 24 November 1948 concerning the protection of literature and works of art who practice their activity in a continuous, habitual manner for profit with no relation to legal subordination are considered as professional independent artists (APIs).

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Obtaining and completing the form

To get this form you can either:

2

Collating the documents

You must provide:

The form, duly completed with the following documents :

  • A photocopy of your Monegasque ID card or residence permit and the family record booklet for spouses of Monegasque citizens, or a residence certificate for the residents
  • A sworn declaration stating that you carry out an activity in an habitual and continuous manner pursuant to 1st article of the Act 1.360 of 4th July 2009 as performing artist or creative artist as described in Act n° 491 of 24th November 1948
  • An art portfolio showing your work:
    • A letter of motivation
    • A detailed CV highlighting your productions and/or training in the concerned art
    • Documents or copies of documents relating to the artists' recent activities  (contracts for engagements, posters or programmes mentioning the artist's participation, photos, videos, CDs, books …)

If applicable

  • A certificate or other proof of membership of a performing artist rights management society (such as SPEDIDAM or ADAMI) or an authors' rights management society (such as SACEM, SACD or ADAGP)
  • A copy of the lease (if you are renting business premises)

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Submitting the application

You should send your application to the Department of Cultural Affairs, who will assess its eligibility.

Applications are processed the "Commission de soutien aux Artistes Professionnels Indépendants". If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter confirming that your application is under consideration.

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Registration and formalities

Once you have received the acceptance letter, you must:

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