5.3.5 Architecture and spatial planning
Law n. 6 of 1983 is the only provision regulating arts in public buildings. Whenever San Marino public bodies decide to construct new public buildings or restore old buildings, 2% of the total projected expenditure must be allocated to works of art. In case the inclusion of paintings and sculptures is not possible, the 2% allocation will be destined to movable works of art to supplement internal furnishings.
In practice, however, this Law has not always been fully complied with in the construction of new buildings, which, over the last twenty years, has considerably increased. The newly established International Centre for Contemporary Art NUA, promoted by local artists and cultural operators, is striving for the application of this law and for the definition of artists' professional status. In the last years, also ASART, the San Marino Association of Artists, turned to government bodies to make them aware of this need. So far, however, the numerous promises have not translated into reality.
The following legislation has been categorised according to (a) its scope of application; (b) the role and functions of bodies operating within that scope:
(a) Law n. 87 of 19 July 1995 - Single text of Town Planning and Building Laws.
Law n. 30 of 18 February 1998 - General rules on the State Accounting System.
Law n. 133 of 22 September 2009 – Framework Law on the protection, management, enhancement and promotion of the property "Historic Centre of San Marino and Mount Titano", included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
(b) Law n. 35 of 27 October 1972 - Provisions for the Conservative and Restoration of Historical Centres.
Law n. 98 of 11 December 1980 - Reestablishment of the Commission referred to in Title II of Law n. 17 of 10 June 1919.
Law n. 58 of 8 July 1981 - Protection of Rural Buildings of particular Historical, Environmental and Cultural Interest.