8.1.2 Special artists funds
There are different special funds in the cultural field, set up at national and local levels by local authorities, associations, legal entities and individuals in the hope of attracting further contributions. Another alternative source is sums earned by cultural organisations e.g. fees charged for paid cultural services provided by museums, exhibition halls and libraries. However, these sums are still insignificant, accounting for less than 1% of total expenditure on culture, the arts and monument conservation.
Privatisation is another answer to the problem of funding, and the periodical press, publishing, TV and radio, records, film production and distribution, concert organisation, etc. are the areas most affected. At the same time, privatisation has slightly impacted on the cinema production and distribution industry, which requires significant capital contributions.
There are also restrictions on privatisation, for example, the following may not be privatised: state museums, libraries, galleries, historical monuments and cultural assets of international importance.