Regulation of the performing arts
Live Entertainment Contractor Licence
For information about the production, distribution or exploitation of live performances, find all the questions and answers about the Live Entertainment Entrepreneurs Platform (LSP).
The Single Window (GUSO)
The GUSO - One-stop-shop for occasional shows - is an administrative simplification mechanism that makes it possible to make declarations and pay social contributions on behalf of the following social protection bodies:
- Afdas (vocational training)
- Audiens (supplementary pension and provident insurance)
- CMB (occupational health and medicine)
- Les Congés Spectacles (paid leave - managed by Audiens)
- Unédic (Unemployment insurance)
- Urssaf (Social security)
Specific training for safety of spectacles
Training in show safety, as defined in section 7 of the order of September 21, 2015, makes it possible to obtain the certificate of training in show safety limited to the operation of establishments receiving from the public (ERP) of this type and category. This certificate may be submitted in support of an application for a live entertainment contractor’s licence in the 1st category provided for in Article R. 7122-3 of the Labour Code
> List of approved centres for the provision of training specific to the safety of spectacles
The declarative regime for artistic agents has been abolished since 1 January 2016 pursuant to the provisions of theOrder no. 2015-1682 of 17 December 2015 simplifying certain schemes for the prior authorization and declaration of undertakings and professionals. As a result, artistic agents can now carry out their activity under the conditions laid down in the Labour Code without first asking the Ministry of Culture for their entry in the Register of Artistic Agents.
The provisions relating to the exercise of the profession of agent are specified in Articles L7121-9 to L7121-13 of the Labour Code and by the Decree 2011-517 of 11 May 2011
To go further: some practical guides
> European and international action
The Directorate-General for Artistic Creation is developing a policy of support for European and international action by creative artists.
This brochure presents the main mechanisms and organizations that support the development of international strategies in the fields of performing arts and visual arts.
This online document also offers resources, in French, English and Spanish, for foreign professionals wishing to develop partnerships and cooperation in France.
> Download the brochure Artistic creation - Performing arts & visual arts (English/French) / Artistic creation - Artes escénicas y visuales (French/Spanish)
> Organizing an Art Event in the Public Space – A Guide to Good Practice
Edited by ARTCENA — Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre
New updated and expanded version (2017). Intended for event organizers, elected officials, companies, municipal services, artists and technical managers, this guide proposes a methodology in compliance with the regulations, at the service of artistic creation and centered on dialogue and collaboration between all concerned professionals.
> Download the Good Practice Guide - Organizing an Art Event in the Public Space
> Guide to social obligations related to the employment of artists and technicians in the live and recorded performing sectors
This guide gathers information on the legal and regulatory obligations of show entrepreneurs. It is made available to the cultural actors of the performing arts. Produced in partnership with the Directorate-General for Labour, the Directorate for Health and the CNC, the guide is extended to include recorded performances.
> Download the Guide des obligations sociales du spectacle vivant et enregistré
> Illegal work and live and recorded entertainment
With a view to prevention, awareness-raising and information, an information brochure on illegal work in live entertainment was prepared jointly by the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the National Delegation for the fight against fraud. The social partners in the show were consulted on the drafting of this document.
> Download the brochure 'Illegal work and live and recorded entertainment'
> Practical guide to visas
The Practical Guide to Visas, produced by Zone Franche and the Comité Visas Artistes, reports on the recent legislative and regulatory progress related to the adoption of the law of 7 March 2016 on the law of foreigners in France whose implementing decrees were published on 28 October 2016. This new law contains several administrative simplification measures that have a direct impact on the practice of professionals working with foreign artists. This guide summarizes the latest texts published on the subject (decrees, decrees, and circulars).
> Download the Practical Guide to Visas
> The "Removable Materials and Assemblies" Notice
The memento "Materials and Ensembles Démontables" published by the SYNPASE, National Union of Service Providers of Scenic Audiovisual and Events, presents the "rules of art" in the implementation of ensembles démontables. Resulting from a collective work of 18 months, it has involved all parties concerned with the issues related to the safety of removable assemblies.
A reference tool for those involved in events and live performances, the reminder is aimed at all the professionals concerned (designers, manufacturers, service providers and verifiers). It is presented here in its 4th edition, its evolutionary character allows it to adapt to technical progress and normative evolutions.
> Download the memento "Removable Materials and Assemblies"
> Download the memento in English: Memento “Removable Equipment and Sets”