Extended until 31 December 2025, the FONPEPS provides, through three main measures, a concrete response, agreed with the social partners of the National Council of Performing Professions, to the challenges of employment in live and recorded entertainment, in both the public and private sectors.
The support for recruitment on permanent contracts or fixed-term contracts in the entertainment sector (AESP) supports sustainable employment in the first place, but also long-term employment, including split contracts. Among the adaptations brought about by the new decree are:
- A new schedule, more favourable to the employment of artists, for the hiring of fixed-term contracts in the entertainment sector;
- a possible extension to split contracts executed over 12 consecutive months by an artist for the same employer, but also for the hiring of an artist remunerated at the stamp when split contracts and hires at the stamp present the same employment commitments as continuous contracts;
- For employers' groups, the decree abolishes the condition limiting recruitment aid to employees who are not made available.
The support mechanism for the use of the artistic stage of live performances produced in small-gauge theatres (APAJ) is now intended for theatres whose size does not exceed 500 people or whose ticket office does not exceed 500 tickets put on sale by representation, against 300 before. In addition, the scale is arranged and distinguishes, the gauges up to 300 spectators for a plateau of 3 to 7 artists and, on the other hand, the scale applicable to the gauges between 301 and 500 spectators for artistic plateaux of 5 to 9 artists.
The Employment Support Measure for Phonographic Recording (ADEP) continues to fully support the employment of performers, as the amount of support varies according to the number of artists-interpreters involved in the making of the phonographic recording.
Finally, the decree published today in the Official Journal, provides for a ceiling of each of the three aids at €22,000 per company per year, with the exception of aid for recruitment under open-ended contracts in the entertainment sector, the amount of which is not capped.