Article L.324-17 of the Intellectual Property Code provides for the allocation of a share of the remunerations collected for action to assist Creation, live performances and artist training. These sums are taken from part of the Remuneration for private copying and Equitable Remuneration.

The Cultural Division manages these aids to promote employment for performing artists in music, dance and theatre. Thus, SPEDIDAM allocates about €10 million to cultural initiatives to help many structures and thousands of performers to achieve their projects.

If you are creating a live show, SPEDIDAM can help you supplement your budget, yet not start it off from the beginning, since its financial support (as is the case with other civil societies) is only provided as a top-up to investments made by the show’s producer, revenue and possible public aid.

To benefit from aid for live performance or artist training (private school) or to travel abroad you can apply for aid online at, taking into account the schedule of Aid allocation Committees meetings which is available on the site.

To be accepted by the Aid allocation Committee, your application must comply with the criteria defined by SPEDIDAM’s Board available at:

For more information, you can contact the Cultural division by phone on Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm.

You can also send an email to