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Armenia/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.3 Allocation of public funds

The allocation of public funds is carried out in accordance with the annual State Budget Law. Funds are allocated to the Ministry of Culture in the form of mid-term programme expenditure and in the form of current year expenditure. The funds in the ministry budget are distributed in accordance with the infra-legislative acts. Amendments to the Law are regulated by government resolutions and by orders of the Finance and Economy Minister.

The Ministry of Culture announces annual tenders for the various cultural fields (e.g. theatre, cinema) and carries out fund allocation programmes. The purchase of capital outlays, devices and equipment for cultural facilities is carried out through tenders announced by the State Agency of Purchases, which is attached to the government.

The Minister of Culture distributes funds in accordance with supremacy defined by the State Council. Deputy Ministers of Culture and heads of departments are members of the Council.

Chapter published: 22-05-2015

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