National and international work


KLYS is the Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals, an umbrella organization for collaboration between artists in all art disciplines in matters of common interest such as copyright, labor market, freedom of expression, cultural diversity, social security and tax schemes. KLYS main objective is to protect the interests of the individual members ...


KLYS was formed in 1959 in order to increase the impact of professional artists in union and culture policy matters. All affiliated organizations are autonomous, and the KLYS operation is based on unity among them. Membership in KLYS is available only to organizations, not to individual artists. The member organizations are national Swedish organizations in the cultural...




TTIP in relation to culture and the audiovisual sector


We – the Nordic Councils of Artists*, representing over 90,000 professional artists from different art disciplines in the Nordic countries – would like to raise our greates...


The Nordic Councils of Artists encourage the EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the negotiators from the European Commission to take into consideration the obligations o...


Areas of activity


One of the overall guidelines for KLYS' activites is to improve the economic and social conditions for professional creating and performing artists by, for example, pr...


Another main objective is to work for strong freedom of expression in all creative media and to protect artistic integrity. KLYS also work for for cultural diversity locall...


National partners


Concerning authors’ and performers’ rights KLYS takes an active part in the work of the Swedish network Kulturskaparna. Kulturskaparna (the Creators of Culture) is a n...


KLYS and the Swedish collecting society Copyswede are situated on the same premises and cooperate closely on copyright-related issues. KLYS also cooperates with other copyr...



Member organizations


KLYS was formed in 1959 in order to increase the impact of professional artists in union and culture policy matters. All affiliated organizations are autonomous, and the KL...


The 15 member organizations are national Swedish organizations in the cultural area representing artistic or literary professionals.


Nordic and European partners and International cooperation


In Nordiska Konstnärsrådet (the Council of Nordic Artists) KLYS exchanges information with its Nordic sister organizations. The Nordic Council for Artists meets regularly i...


KLYS is committed to international cultural issues. EU-related cultural issues are frequent in the daily work of KLYS since many decisions concerning authors’ rights and su...


Calendar

2016-07-18
KLYS kansli har sommarstängt
2016-08-15
KLYS kansli öppnar
2016-08-18
Release "Konsten att delta", Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2016-08-22
Möte i KLYS arbetsutskott

Calendar (in Swedish) >>