Vítame Vás na stránke SLOVENSKEJ KOALÍCIE PRE KULTÚRNU DIVERZITU, ktorá vznikla v roku 2006 na základe prístupu
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SLOVAKIA 31th State to ratify the Convention on December 18, 2006
Slovenská koalícia pre kultúrnu diverzitu (SKKD)
The Slovak Coalition for Cultural Diversity includes 19 professional arts organizations and associations (musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers, directors, etc.). Its actions are primarily aimed at the promotion of the legal and social rights of professionals and artists making a living with their art. It therefore views itself as a pressure group with the mission of advocating the rights and interests of professionals and artists.
The Coalition is in the midst of negotiations with the Slovak Government regarding planned tax reform legislation that would standardize the national tax rate by doing away with the 40% tax deduction now being provided to artists, a move which, according to the Coalition, would directly affect their livelihoods.
In the summer of 2011, the Coalition’s demands in that respect led to public demonstrations that were covered by the media, as well as to the sending of letters of support from some 20 international associations to the Slovak Republic’s Prime Minister, Minister of Culture, Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Finance.
At the same time, the Coalition held a press conference to publicize a petition signed by many of the country’s best-known personalities.
The campaign reached its peak in late August with the Prime Minister accepting to meet with Coalition representatives, an event that was widely covered by the national media. However, Iveta Radičová’s government was defeated in October 2011 as it lost a vote of confidence over the Greek bailout plan. New legislative elections were called for March 2012.
In the fall of 2010, the Slovak Coalition actively participated in the organization of the upcoming congress of the International Association of Art (IAA), of which it is a member. It was represented by the Slovak Union of Visual Artists, one of the Coalition’s most important members. The event’s theme, “Art after the crisis,” led to discussions on the topic of the legal and social rights of artists. The Coalition’s President, Pavol Kral, also took part in a panel of experts on the social security and mobility of artists in Europe.