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Romania/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions

Support for professional artists associations or unions is regulated by the Law no. 35/6.06.1994 (republished in 2008) which refers to the use of the literary, cinematography, theatre, architecture, music and entertainment duty stamps. The corresponding collected tax revenue is directed, according to the law, to all corresponding creators' unions and professional organisations.

Professional artists associations or unions can receive support from the authorities based on GO no. 51/1998 and GD no. 49/2003, which set out the criteria for granting financial aid to Romanian associations and foundations that organise cultural projects and programs. For instance, in June 2011, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage  supported The Romanian Writers Union in organising the tenth edition of the International Festival called "Days and Nights of Literature", having also as collaborators the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Mangalia town hall. The aim of this event was to bring together international literary figures and create a milieu for cultural exchange and dialogue.

Chapter published: 23-08-2012

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