Act no. 1.360 of 04 July 2009 concerning support and social protection for professional self-employed artists
Act no. 491 of 24 November 1948 concerning the protection of literature and works of art
In order to be recognised as a Professional Independent Artist (API), you need to contact the Department of Cultural Affairs.
A printed form is available from the Department of Cultural Affairs or it can be downloaded. See the procedure: "How to set up as a professional independent artist"
Applications are processed by the support commission for professional independent artists (Commission de soutien aux API).
If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter explaining the steps to take in order to obtain an official declaration of this status.
Once you have received the acceptance letter from the Commission, you must:
- Register the activity with the Business Development Agency. Full details of the procedure are available here: How to register miscellaneous taxable activities with the Business Development Agency
Once your registration is complete, a certificate of registration in the NIS Register will be issued to you directly by Monaco Statistics within five working days
- Declare the business to the Department of Tax Services. Full details of the procedure are available here: How to declare a business to the Department of Tax Services
- Pay a mandatory contribution to the CAMTI-CARTI (independent workers’ social security and retirement funds for the self-employed)
Grant for setting up
The State has set up a support initiative for first-time applicants for API status.
See the procedure "How to request a grant for setting up as a professional independent artist"