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Croatia/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

The Law on Theatres was passed in the Croatian Parliament in spring 2006 came into force on 1 January 2007. This Law brought some reforms to the rules and criteria for funding theatres and theatre groups, as well as managing public theatres, including four national theatres. The Law established theatre councils as the bodies responsible for monitoring the programme and business plans of theatres. The new government announced changes to the Law on Theatres for 2013. The amendment to the Law enacted in October 2013 introduced changes in the election procedures of the commissary of the Croatian National Theatre, and on the election and tasks of its Theatre council. Against public and expert opinion which considers that Croatia already has too many national theatres (four), the Law provided the status of national theatre to the municipal theatre in VaraĹždin. Only several months after the changes which provoked heated discussions the Law was changed again (January 2014).

Regarding the music sector, regulations are mainly addressed within the Law on Copyrightand Related Rights (see chapter 5.1.7).

Chapter published: 04-05-2017

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