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Greece/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

  • Law 2273/1994 regulates the functioning of the National Theatre, the State Theatre of Northern Greece, the State Orchestra of Greek Music and the Orchestra of Colours; and
  • Law 2557/1997 Article 3 regulates the field of the performing arts and determines the statutes of the State School of Dance, the Melina award granted to a new Greek artist up to 30 years for a piece of work and the National Dance Awards. Article 5 of the same Law regulates the fields of Orchestras and Music Education.

The Law on Foundation of National Centre for Theatre and Dance was voted by Parliament on 15 May 2007. It provides for the creation of an arms-length organisation, as a legal body in private law, to assist the Ministry of Culture in a wide area of responsibilities, from funding decisions to strategic planning in the performing arts.

Chapter published: 14-08-2015

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