In addition to the specific provisions related to visual arts contained in Law no. 8/1996 (e.g. the resale right) the main piece of legislation regarding this sector is Law no. 120/2006 on public forum monuments. This law institutes the National Commission for Public Forum Monuments as a standing special entity of the Ministry of Culture, whose main activities are to propose to the Ministry an overall strategy concerning public forum monuments, analyse and to approve/revise/reject projects to promote such monuments and to establish a “protection zone” for them. Up to 15 territorial (at the sub-national level) commissions are established, having a mandate similar to the national commission, but limited to rural areas.
Various secondary legal acts and decisions of the local authorities set up the framework conditions and the actual operation of artistic residences and/or visual arts creative camps (sculpture, painting, photography, design, decorative arts and crafts).