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Romania/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.2 Special artists funds

Merit indemnities from the state budget to reward notorious activities in culture, science and sports are granted according to Law no. 118/2002 for the institution of merit indemnity and GD no. 859/2003 for the approval of the law's Application Norms. Law no.109/2005, republished in 2009 refers to the allowances given by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to freelance artists and performers.

The National Centre of Cinematography gives direct loans and non-reimbursable financial assistance for activities in the cinematographic field. In 2011 the Minister of Culture put forward the necessity to re-launch the programme of purchasing books for public libraries. Indirect support for purchasing works of art is also provided through various programmes.

Chapter published: 23-08-2012

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