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Amendments to Some Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Contractual Basis for Working in Culture Institutions will address guidelines for appointment of managers.

 

In 2014, the Ministry of Culture elaborated amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning rates of taxes for touring activities.

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Ukraine/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

A Law on Theatre and Performing Activities was adopted in 2004 by the Parliament of Ukraine and signed by the President in 2005. The Law "regulates social relations in the sphere of theatre activity, defines the order of theatre establishment and activities" including different types of theatres. The expert group at the Ministry of Culture is working on the Bill on Amendments to Some Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Contractual Basis for Working in Culture Institutions. First of all these amendments will deal with the Law on Culture, in particular, with Article 21 introducing a provision about appointment of managers of cultural establishments on a competitive basis through labour contracts. It envisages, of course, the updating of the existing Law on Theatre and Performing Activities since the appointments of theatre managers have been based up to now on decisions of the Ministry of Culture or – if the theatre is regional – on the decision of local authorities.

The Law on Touring Activities in Ukraine (2003) determines sources of support to the development of the national performing arts and music sector. In 2014, the Ministry of Culture elaborated amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning tour duties. It is envisaged that duty rates should be: for professional theatre and artistic groups of state or communal ownership – 0% of ticket or entrance revenues; for domestic theatre, artistic and circus groups (excluding defined above) – 3%; for touring performances of theatre, artistic and circus groups which are non-residents of Ukraine – 15%. However, these amendments are still awaiting approval by the parliament.


Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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