Right to Work and receiving just remuneration: Every person who is able to work, has the opportunity to engage himself/herself in any legitimate activity so as to earn a living. Thus, both Constitutions provide Artists with the right to work by giving them equal opportunity to perform their artistic works in the country. (ZNZ ARTICLE 21)
Freedom of movement: All artists have the right to move from one place (or country) to another (mobility)to conduct their arts and culture activities. (ZNZ ARTICLE 16)
Freedom of Association: Artists have the right to freely form associations and federations and take part in them. (ZNZ ARTICLE 20)
Freedom to own properties: Artistic creations are recognised as properties (intangible). Ownership of their creative properties is their fundamental right. (ZNZ ARTICLE 17)
Formulation of Policies, Laws and regulations that do not contravene with freedom of artists.
Both the constitutions direct the state to adhere the international treaties on human rights and good governance.
Right to access information (ZNZ ARTICLE 18)
Right to education (ZNZ ARTICLE 6)
Protection and promotion of Culture: Constitution declares that culture shall be protected, promoted and preserved. (Zanzibar Constitution ARTICLE 6)
Right to Work, Own and receiving just remuneration: Artists exercise their right to work by involving themselves in their creative work without interference. Further, Artists have been receiving royalties from both Copyright Societies collected from different users of their works. However the royalties paid is not adequate remuneration of their work due to a number of reasons; including collection hardship, low tariff rates etc.
Freedom of movement: Artists are free to participate and are participating in regional and international art events such as festivals, awards ceremonies and exhibitions.
Freedom of Association: There exist a number of federations and associations such
Formulation of Policies, Laws and regulation which do not contravene with freedom of artists such as the Zanzibar Culture Policy of YEAR Copyright Act No. 14 of 2003, Zanzibar Arts, Censorship and Culture Council Act YEAR, Zanzibar Kiswahili Council Act YEAR Zanzibar Industrial Property Act No 4 of 2008 and their regulations.
Number of International treaties, Conventions, Agreements, and Protocols on Human rights have been signed and or ratified including the recent Marrakesh Treaty for Blind, Visually Impaired and other Print Disabled, 2013.
Right to participate and universal access in several events like tourism promotion, campaigns and linked with other international like-minded creative industries. To participate in decision making on policies, laws, regulations formulation processes.
Availabilities of arts professions through existing of Arts and Cultural academic institutions and other infrastructure to build their capacity that enhances their talents.
Existing number of government organs for the protection, promotion and preservation of Culture such as BAKIZA, BASSFU, COSOZA, COSOTA, Commission of Culture and Arts Zanzibar, Ministry of Youth, Culture, Arts and Sports, Zanzibar Ministry of Information, Tourism and Heritage.