Grant recipients’ pension insurance

Where
Finland
When
2016
Who
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture, Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution
Key objectives of the measure:

Improvement of pension and social security for artists receiving grants.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
legislative
Main feature of the measure:

Since 2009, grants awarded for artistic or scientific work have been insured by the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution under the Farmers’ Pensions Act.

The insured at working age are covered by sickness allowance and occupational accident insurance that is automatically included in the pension insurance. Both private and public grants and scholarships are covered by this insurance. There are approximately 3,400 monthly insured recipients.

In 2015, the legislation was amended so that in future it will be possible to interrupt pension insurance on grants because of paid work.

This has been possible with state awarded artistic grants since the beginning of 2016. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Artists' social security and pension cover improves.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No experience yet as this is a new measure.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation