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Factsheet for measure FR-2021-27/2370 – measures in France

Aid for hiring people on fixed-term contracts in the entertainment industry

Majoration temporaire de l’aide à l’embauche en CDD dans le spectacle

Country France , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 July 2021 – 31 July 2022
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 30 May 2022)

Background information

In order to support the reopening of cultural venues, Decree No. 2021-1066 of 9 August 2021 increased the scale of aid for hiring intermittent entertainment workers on fixed-term contracts for contracts starting between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021 (aid instituted by D. No. 2019-1011 of 1 October 2019, art. 3, JO 2 October). A new decree of 5 April 2022 extends the application of this increased scale until 31 July 2022.

Content of measure

The monthly amount of aid (prorated for part-time work) is thus maintained at:

  • €466 for a contract of at least one month and less than four months;
  • €566 for a contract of at least four months and less than eight months;
  • €666 per month if the duration is greater or equal to eight months.

In addition, the benefit of this aid is exceptionally extended to employees on split contracts based on the sum of the duration of the different contracts. It is therefore granted to employers who undertake, by means of a framework contract, to conclude several discontinuous employment contracts with an employee over a period of 12 months, provided that the performance of the first contract began between 1 July 2021 and 31 July 2022.

The aid is also open to the hiring of employees paid "by the hour" when the date of performance of the first fee occurs between 1 July 2021 and 31 July 2022 and if the gross fee is less than 30x the gross minimum wage per hour. The amount is then:

  • €21.18 per fee when the contract provides for 22 to less than 44 fees;
  • €25.73 per fee when the contract provides for 44 to less than 70 fees; and
  • €30.27 per fee from 70 fees onwards.

Use of measure

No information.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Particular professions
Workers in non-standard forms of employment
Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Sectoral or branch level


No specific involvement.

Views and reactions

No specific views.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 01 October 2019: Décret n° 2019-1011 du 1er octobre 2019 relatif au Fonds national pour l'emploi pérenne dans le spectacle (FONPEPS) (
  • 09 August 2021: Décret n° 2021-1066 du 9 août 2021 modifiant le décret n°2019-1011 du 1er octobre 2019 relatif au Fonds national pour l'emploi pérenne dans le spectacle (FONPEPS) (
  • 05 April 2022: Décret n° 2022-488 du 5 avril 2022 relatif à la prolongation des adaptations temporaires exceptionnelles du dispositif de soutien à l'emploi du plateau artistique de spectacles vivants diffusés dans des salles de petite jauge et de l'aide unique à l'embauche dans le spectacle (


Eurofound (2022), Aid for hiring people on fixed-term contracts in the entertainment industry, measure FR-2021-27/2370 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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