Employment Insurance Scheme for Korean artists

Republic of Korea
Type of institution
National Government
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Social benefits
Type of measure
Emergency response

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)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
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