Employment Insurance Scheme for Korean artists
- Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
- Social benefits
Starting in December 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce an employment insurance scheme for artists, which will guarantee that artists and culture workers confronted with financial difficulties can pursue their artistic activities. Freelance artists will be able to claim unemployment benefits (120 to 270 days) and allowances on the birth of a child if they fulfil certain criteria, including complying with the required period of contribution to the insurance scheme (9 out of 24 months) and the minimum period of employment (3 out of 24 months).
(More information: Republic of Korea’s policy responses to Covid-19)