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Moldova/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

The aims and tasks of the Law on Theatres, Circuses and Performing Arts, modified in 2003, are an integral part of state cultural policy. The strategy in this sector is based on the acknowledgement of the importance of these sectors as the main elements of culture, as a means of preservation of the national consciousness and of the languages of minorities. They are regarded as the most important state institutions, with the role of supporting, edifying and developing the moral and spiritual life of society.

Articles 7 and 8 guarantee that the state creates the economic and legal conditions for performing artists, guarantees their legal rights and interests, contributes to the development of free competition, encourages intellectual and artistic potential, and the use of technical material, natural, labour, financial and informational resources.

According to Articles 10 and 11 of the Law, performing arts organisations have more rights than before regarding their creative and economic activity. They can now decide on their own repertoire, can create artistic subdivisions and studios for the training of actors.

The Law also allows for more diversity in spending of extra-budgetary income sources.

Chapter published: 11-03-2015

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