No special legislation applies to the allocation of public funds for culture. The amount of public funding for the cultural organisations supervised by the Ministry of Culture is reflected in the budget planning of the Ministry and varies each year depending on the government’s budget allocated to culture. Since 2012, funding of cultural organisations is subject to a new system that foresees the prior registration of cultural organisations in a Register of Cultural Organisations as a prerequisite for funding eligibility. Organisations submit their funding requests after an open call launched by the Ministry on an annual basis addressed to all cultural organisations. An expert’s commission assists the Ministry in the evaluation of the proposals and decision on the allocation of funds.