The Government wanted to continue efforts to reduce precariousness and develop quality jobs in the live and recorded entertainment sector. It therefore decided to extend FONPEPS beyond 2018, to simplify it and to develop the communication on measures and service to businesses so that recourse is as easy as possible.
FONPEPS will now be refocused on three components to support:
- Sustainable jobs,
- Fragile sectors,
- Collective agreements
As of today, the FONPEPS credits managed by the Ministry of Culture enable the deployment of the device by implementing:
- The measure to support the use of the artistic stage of live performances broadcast in small-gauge theatres is implemented by decree N°2018-574 of 5 July 2018. This measure was much awaited by professionals on the eve of the opening of the major summer festivals.
- Support for early child care is implemented through a collective agreement. This aid will be managed by the Fund for Professionalization and Solidarity (FPS) which has already proven its support for professionals in the sector.
In the coming days, other collective agreements can be accompanied by FONPEPS: an EDEC culture agreement, creation, communication. A temporary device to keep in a situation of employment or reconversion for lyric artists, choristers and soloists is under study.
In addition, the Ministry of Culture will engage a consultation to choose an operator able to ensure in 2019 not only the payment of the measures that were the subject of a decree, but also the communication on them-and a quality service for companies that want to benefit from it.
Employers in the sector as well as the Ministry of Culture will put in place a mechanism to assess the impact of measures in relation to the objectives pursued.
In the autumn, the government will review the evaluations submitted by industry professionals to verify the adequacy of the measures to their objectives and adjust them if necessary.