2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy
2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model
The new government has rationalised by strengthening the position of the state in cultural matters.
3. Competence, decision-making and administration
3.2 Overall description of the system
Recently the Hungarian Academy of Arts was assured a position in all major decision making procedures in culture.
3.4 International cultural co-operation
3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends
International co-operation in culture and education moved to Ministry of Public Admin and Justice.
Hungary/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate
4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities
Public culture administration changes without consultation.
4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate
4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts
Re-drawing the canon of national culture is taking place.
Hungary/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates
4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes
The time taken to overhaul the film sector regulations has impacted on production, but 2013 saw the first films supported by the new Film Fund.
4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates
4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture
New Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute reflects importance of digital heritage to new government.
5.1 General legislation
5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction
Plans to reorganise regional and local administration will impact on cultural institutions.
Hungary/ 5.1 General legislation
5.1.5 Tax laws
Concern for donations to film-making and performing arts in tax credit system extension to sports donations.
5.1 General legislation
5.1.7 Copyright provisions
In October 2013, the Parliament decided to channel 25% of levies collected from blank casettes, discs, etc. to the National Cultural Fund.
Hungary/ 5.2 Legislation on culture
Funding for the National Cultural Fund now comes from the lottery instead of a levy on cultural goods and services.
5.3 Sector specific legislation
5.3.3 Cultural heritage
Due to very high insurance costs for a Cezanne exhibition, a new law provides state guarantees to cover similar borrowings.
6.2 Public cultural expenditure
6.2.1 Aggregated indicators
Public cultural expenditure has been decreasing both centrally and at local level in recent years.