On the state level, cultural creativity is supported – both directly and indirectly – in three ways:
- support from the budget through annual public competitions in all fields of culture (theatre, film, publishing, music etc.), all basic cultural activities (creativity, reproduction, transmission etc.) and supplementary cultural activities (support for cultural management education, information technology support etc.);
- payment of retirement and health contributions for independent artists; and
- ad hoc support from the Ministry’s reserve of budgetary funds for projects that have already ensured a) or b) support, or have appeared as new projects outside the competition procedure.