The most significant national cultural institutions are subordinated to the Ministry of Culture: 8 museums, 2 libraries, 3 higher education institutions and numerous secondary vocational culture education schools. Apart from that, the Ministry is a shareholder of the state capital companies (mainly theatres and orchestras).
A significant number of public cultural institutions is owned and run by municipalities, creating a dense network of public libraries, cultural (community) centres, music and visual arts schools.
The Cabinet Regulations “Procedure by which direct administration conclude and publish collaboration contracts, as well as allocate financing of the state budget to private persons for carrying out tasks of public administration and monitor the use of granted financing” was adopted in 2014. According to the State Administration Structure Law and these regulations, public authorities may authorise private institutions to perform tasks of public administration, by concluding a delegation contract or collaboration agreement. The total number of delegation and collaboration contracts had already exceeded 30. A part of these agreements is signed with associations and NGOs working in the contemporary culture and arts field.