Ministry Of Culture


Scheme For Pension And Medical Aid To Artistes

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Artistic Profession:
    • Individuals engaged in recognized artistic professions, such as performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, etc.
  2. Age Criteria:
    • Artists may need to be of a certain age to qualify for pension benefits. This could vary depending on the specific scheme.
  3. Financial Need:
    • Some schemes may consider the financial need of the artist as a criterion for eligibility.
  4. Contributions to the Field:
    • Artists who have made significant contributions to their respective fields may be given preference.
  5. Citizenship/Residency:
    • Schemes may be applicable only to citizens or residents of a particular country or region.

Documentation Requirements:

  1. Proof of Identity:
    • Passport, driver’s license, or any government-issued identification.
  2. Proof of Artistic Profession:
    • Portfolio, recognition certificates, awards, or any documentation that establishes the individual’s standing in the artistic community.
  3. Age Proof:
    • Birth certificate, passport, or any document verifying the age of the artist.
  4. Financial Documents:
    • Income certificates, tax returns, or other documents demonstrating financial need.
  5. Contributions to the Field:
    • Records of artistic works, publications, or any documentation highlighting the artist’s contributions.
  6. Bank Details:
    • Information for direct deposit of pension funds.
  7. Medical Records:
    • For medical aid schemes, relevant medical documentation may be required.