Notice Of Dissemination Grants To Reduce Ticket Prices

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om formidlingstilskud til nedbringelse af billetpriser

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1



General provisions





Chapter 2



Dissemination grants to the Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and the Copenhagen Theatre collaboration





Chapter 3



Dissemination grants to other stationary theatres and other producing theatres, etc. as well as performing arts companies without solid scene





Chapter 4



Dissemination grants to organizers of touring performing arts performances





Chapter 5



Provisions on budgetary, accounting and auditing, etc.





Chapter 6



Payment, cancellation and refund of grants





Chapter 7



Date of entry into force and transitional provisions



The full text of the ordonnance on dissemination grants to reduce ticket prices

Under section 24, paragraph 3, of the law on the performing arts, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 526 by 4. June 2012, fixed: Chapter 1 General provisions § 1. The State may subsidize the dissemination of performing arts performances to theatres and performing arts companies and for organizers of touring performing arts performances.

§ 2. Dissemination grant aims to reduce ticket prices and discount schemes support. The grant is used primarily for discount on tickets for children and young people under 25 years of age and for other discounts on tickets to performing arts performances.

(2). Cultural agency publishes a guide on possible rebate forms.

(3). Part of the dissemination grant may be used for marketing and administration of the scheme.

§ 3. Theatres, who already receive government subsidies in accordance with the law on the performing arts, is immediately eligible to receive dissemination grants.

(2). For other candidates, it is a prerequisite that the grant sought for professional performing arts performances. The Danish Arts Council decides whether a performance can be characterized as a professional performing arts. However, performances, which is approved for reimbursement of the refund Committee on child-and outreach Theatre, immediately eligible to receive grants.

(3). Decisions in accordance with paragraph 2 may not be brought before another administrative authority.

§ 4. Dissemination grant be provided from three different pools, which include: 1) Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and the Copenhagen Theatre collaboration, 2) Remaining stationary theatres and other producing theatres, etc. as well as performing arts companies with no fixed stage and 3) organisers of touring performing arts performances (theatre associations, cultural centers, etc.).



A beneficiary can only receive grants from one of the pots.

(2). Of the at the annual finance laws provided authorization for dissemination grants to reduce ticket prices be set aside 73% to dissemination grants to theatres and performing arts institutions during pool 1 and 2 of the basic regulation. (1). 1 and 2. The distribution between to in paragraph 1, no. 1 and 2, referred to pools shall be calculated on the basis of the theatre and performing arts institutions accounting for the Bill of sale of tickets sold at a discount in the last completed fiscal year, see. sections 6 and 10.

(3). Of the at the annual finance laws provided authorization for dissemination grants to reduce fares devoted 27% to the pot for dissemination grants to organizers of touring performing arts performances, see. (1). 3.

§ 5. Each recipient of the dissemination grant, see. section 4, paragraph 1, establishing its own rebate, see. § 2, possibly in cooperation with other recipients.

Chapter 2 Dissemination grants to the Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and the Copenhagen Theatre cooperation § 6. The State can provide dissemination grants to the Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and to the Copenhagen Theater collaboration.

§ 7. Dissemination grant is granted without prior application from the receiving theatres on the basis of statements by the total number of tickets that each theater and the theatres that are included in the Copenhagen Theatre collaboration, have sold at a discount to children and young people under the age of 25 and with other forms of discount in the last completed theatrical season, such as those shown by its approved annual accounts.

(2). On the basis of the information received from the Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and the Copenhagen Theatre cooperation in its number of tickets sold at a discount, see. (1) calculate the Culture Agency at the latest 1. February each year a grant rate in dollars for tickets sold at a discount to children and young people under 25 years, respectively, for tickets sold with other forms of discount. The grant rate in dollars is the basis for the calculation of reimbursement for each grant recipient for the upcoming Theatre season (1 July to 30 June).

(3). The grant rate in dollars for tickets sold to children and young people under 25 years of age shall be fixed so that it is 30% higher than the rate for Crown tickets sold under other discount types.

(4). Tickets sold at a discount may be included in the basis for calculating the reimbursement rates provided for in paragraph 1, when the following conditions are met: 1) the price of the tickets sold (customer proportion) must be at least 32 DKK excluding VAT and possibly charge per ticket when the discount is granted.

2) the discount that is granted, shall constitute at least 30 DKK excluding VAT per ticket.

3) the number of tickets sold at a discount, which can trigger the dissemination grants may not exceed 70% of the total ticket sales.

(5). Rates for minimum price and the minimum discount of the basic regulation. paragraph 4, nr. 1 and 2, shall be adjusted annually by the consumer price index published by Statistics Denmark and rounded to the nearest whole Crown amount. Regulation is done for the first time in January 2014.

§ 8. For the Copenhagen Theatre cooperation applies, that the subsidy be paid collectively to the Copenhagen Theater collaboration, which distributes grant on to the theatres, which are included in the Copenhagen Theatre collaboration. The grant will be distributed to theaters in the Copenhagen Theatre cooperation in relation to its sales of tickets with discount for children and young people under the age of 25 and tickets sold with other forms of discount on the individual theatre in the theatre season, which forms the basis for the grant calculation.

§ 9. Grants to the Aarhus Theatre, Odense Theater, Aalborg Theater and the Copenhagen Theatre collaboration can be integrated in an agreement with the Ministry of culture, in the form of a framework agreement.

Chapter 3 Dissemination grants to other stationary theatres and other producing theatres, etc. as well as performing arts companies without solid scene section 10. The State can provide intermediary grants for local theatres, small Metropolitan theatres and stationary theatres that receive grants from the Danish Arts Council, as well as other theaters and performing arts companies without solid scene that produces professional performing arts, see. section 3, paragraphs 2 and 3.

§ 11. Dissemination grant is awarded on the basis of the total number of tickets that each Theater has sold respectively, with discounts for children and young people under the age of 25 and with other forms of discount in the last completed theatrical season.

(2). For performing arts companies without solid scene as well as for theatres, there are newly established, or for other reasons have not sold tickets at a discount the last completed theatrical season, grant is based on the company's Performing Arts/Theatre of the budgeted number of tickets, which are expected to be sold at a discount to children and young people under the age of 25, and tickets, which are expected to be sold with other forms of discount. Cultural agency can obtain documentation for the assumptions behind the budgeted sales figures and request a revised budget, if the budgeted sales figures assessed unrealistically high when compared to how many tickets are known to be sold at a discount to similar performances. Where a performing arts company or theatre maintains its budgeted sales figures, calculation of reimbursement shall be based to the relevant performing arts company/Theatre on an estimate made by the Culture Agency.

(3). A theater, which expects to get an important activity recovery or decline in the coming Theater season, may apply to be awarded the Agency of Culture dissemination grants pursuant to paragraph 2. Application under this paragraph for the upcoming Theatre season are submitted at the latest by 4. January.

(4). Tickets sold at a discount may be included in the basis for calculating the reimbursement rates, when the following conditions are met: 1) the price of the tickets sold (customer proportion) must be at least 32 DKK excluding VAT and possibly charge per ticket when the discount is granted.

2) the discount that is granted, shall constitute at least 30 DKK excluding VAT per ticket.

3) the number of tickets sold at a discount, which can trigger the dissemination grants may not exceed 70% of the total ticket sales. In the case of producers whose collective output of professional performing arts performances are directed specifically against predominantly children and young people under the age of 25 years, the number of tickets sold at a discount, which can trigger the dissemination grant, shall not exceed 90% of the total ticket sales. The Danish Arts Council determines when producers of professional performing arts performances have an overall production, which can be categorized as being predominantly aimed at children and young people under the age of 25.

(5). Rates for minimum price and the minimum discount of the basic regulation. paragraph 4, nr. 1 and 2, shall be adjusted annually by the consumer price index published by Statistics Denmark and rounded to the nearest whole Crown amount. Adjustment happens the first time per 1. January 2014.


§ 12. Application for dissemination grants for the coming Theater season are submitted at the latest by 4. January to Culture Agency. The application must contain information about the beneficiary's total ticket sales and the number of tickets sold at a discount, see. section 11, paragraph 1, as set out in the audited financial statement for the most recently ended Theater season or information about the budgeted total ticket sales and budgeted sales of tickets with discount, see. section 11, paragraph 2. Applicants must when applying for intermediary grants under section 11 (2) of the application probability that the budgeted ticket sales can be achieved.

(2). Applicants can submit their applications via a coordinating institution or organization. In the statement, the individual grant recipient's ticket sales could be identified.

(3). The application is done electronically and shall contain the information set out in paragraph 1. Cultural agency publishes electronic document for the purposes of the application.

§ 13. On the basis of the information received from all applicants, see. § 11 (1) and (2) and section 12, shall establish each year a Cultural Agency grant rate in dollars per ticket sold with discount. The grant rate in dollars is the basis for the calculation of reimbursement for each grant recipient for the upcoming Theatre season.

(2). The grant rate in dollars for tickets sold to children and young people under 25 years of age shall be fixed so that it is 30% higher than the rate for Crown tickets sold under other discount types.

(3). Grant to the individual beneficiary under section 10 shall be calculated by multiplying the number of tickets sold at a discount to, respectively, the beneficiary of a children and young people under the age of 25 and with other forms of discount in the last completed theatrical season, with the established krone rates, see. However, paragraph 4.

(4). Grants to performing arts companies without solid scene as well as for theatres, there are newly established, or for other reasons have not sold tickets at a discount the last completed theatrical season, is calculated by multiplying the number of tickets, the applicant has budgeted to sell in the coming Theater season with discounts for children and young people under 25 years old respectively and with other forms of discount, with the established krone rates without prejudice to article. section 11, paragraph 3. However, dissemination grant to recipients in this group shall be determined in accordance with the estimate made by the Culture Agency, if the budgeted sales figures have been unrealistically high, see. section 11 (2), (3). PT.

Chapter 4 Dissemination grants to organizers of touring performing arts performances section 14. The State can provide dissemination grants to theatre associations, cultural centers and others, providing tickets for touring performing arts performances, and, as a minimum, arrange 3 different annual professional performing arts performances (productions), which sold tickets at a discount.

§ 15. The distribution of dissemination grants in pool 3 takes place in an ordinary and an extraordinary grant round.

§ 16. Applications for the annual round of applications sent to the Culture agency with deadline 1. for theater season, which begins March 1. July in the application year.

(2). In application to the individual organiser of touring performing arts performances indicate scheduled performances, scheduled number of performances and purchase price excluding VAT per construction of individual performances.

(3). Applicants may submit their application through a co-ordinating institution or organization shall submit one consolidated statement of grant recipients scheduled performances. In the statement, the individual grant recipient's range of performances, etc. could be identified.

(4). On the basis of information from the individual organizers establishes the Culture Agency a dissemination grant per construction in the annual grant round. Dissemination grant to the individual construction may not exceed 90% of the purchase price excluding VAT for the individual construction.

§ 17. Applications to the performances, which arose later than the deadline for applications 1. March before the season's beginning, the meaning of theatre. section 16, paragraph 1, must be forwarded to the National Board of Culture for the extraordinary grant round with deadline for the 1. November in the application year.

(2). The information to be given in connection with application for the extraordinary grant round, corresponds to the information laid down for the annual round of applications, see. section 16, paragraph 2. The provisions concerning the coordinated application of the extraordinary grant round is equivalent to it in section 16, paragraph 3, provided for.

(3). On the basis of information from the local organizers in the extraordinary grant round determines the cultural agency a dissemination grant per building. Dissemination grant to the individual construction may not exceed 90% of the purchase price excluding VAT for the individual construction. The grant may not exceed the subsidy provided for in the annual grant round for that theater season, see. section 16, paragraph 4. If the total number of performances, which sought reimbursement for the extraordinary grant round is very large, the financial contribution may be smaller than the financial contribution provided for in the annual grant round, see. section 16, paragraph 4.

Chapter 5 Provisions on budgetary, accounting and auditing, etc.

§ 18. Applicants for the pool 2 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) (8). 2, should, if they are performing arts companies with no fixed stage or theatres, there are newly established, or for other reasons have not sold tickets at a discount the last completed theatrical season, see. section 11 (2), submit the budget in connection with the application. This also applies to applicants for the pool 2 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) (8). 2, who expect a substantial recovery of activity or decline in the coming Theater season, see. section 11, paragraph 3. Other applicants must not submit budget to Culture agency as part of the application for dissemination grants.

§ 19. The fiscal year for dissemination grant follows the theater season, which runs from 1. July in the application year to 30. June in the following year.

(2). The recipient of the interchange reimbursement shall, not later than 1 January 2006. December submit audited accounts or a reporting scheme attached to an accountant for the most recently ended Theater season for Culture Agency. Reporting form and supporting documents must be forwarded electronically and otherwise follow the instructions as a cultural agency publishes, see. (8).

(3). The auditor referred to in paragraph 2, the Declaration must be designed by a registered or certified public accountant. If the beneficiary is an association, and dissemination grant represents less than 200,000 USD, can be crafted by a declaration accountant at the Association's general Assembly elected auditor.

(4). Beneficiaries of grants from the pool 1 and 2 of the basic regulation. section 4, paragraph 1, can render account for dissemination grant as an integral part of their annual audited financial statements/annual report.

(5). The debriefing or accounts from the beneficiaries of grants in pool 1 and 2 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) shall contain a statement of the total number of tickets sold, the number of tickets sold with discount for children and young people under the age of 25 and tickets sold with other forms of discount, which meets the requirements set out in section 7, paragraph 4, article 11, paragraph 4, respectively.

(6). The reporting from recipients of grants in pool 3 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) shall contain a statement of the sight of the titles and number of conducted performances of performances.

(7). Recipients of grants from pool 2 and 3 of the basic regulation. section 4, paragraph 1, may choose to submit their reporting as well as other administrative reports, etc., without prejudice. paragraphs 2, 5 and 6, through a co-ordinating institution or organization shall submit one consolidated statement of grant recipients ' ticket sales with and without discount, etc. In the statement, the individual grant recipient's activities and ticket sales, etc. could be identified.

(8). Cultural agency publishes guidance on the formulation of the reports referred to in paragraph 7, administrative alerts and total inventories etc. Culture Board may also randomly obtain audited financial statements or reports from individual beneficiaries of grants.

Chapter 6 Payment, cancellation and repayment of subsidies section 20. Payment of grants under Chapter 2 and 3 may be made quarterly in advance.

(2). Payment of grants to the beneficiaries in accordance with Chapter 4 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) (8). 3, can be half a year before the 1. July and 15. January.

(3). Grants for recipients of grants under section 11 (2) and (3), which alone has limited performing arts activities, may, however, after agreement with the cultural agency paid in other installments.

§ 21. To the extent that the individual beneficiary can demonstrate that the subsidy is not used in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, the grant shall be refunded in whole or in part.

(2). Grants for newly established theaters and others. under section 11 (2) and (3) shall be paid (a) advance payment. To the extent that the beneficiary sell fewer tickets with discount, than the beneficiary has received grants for the dissemination of theatre season, dissemination grant is reimbursed proportionally. If the number of sold tickets at a discount in excess of the budgeted, there is no adaptation of the grant.

(3). Recipients of grants in pool 3 of the basic regulation. § 4 (1) (8). 3, must repay the grant, if a performance not carried out and not replaced by another similar performance.

Chapter 7 entry into force and transitional provisions § 22. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. January 2013 so that dissemination grants pursuant to executive order is awarded for the first time for the theatre season 1. July 2013 – 30. June 2014.

(2). At the same time repealed Executive Order No. 365 of 26. April 2006 on dissemination grants to reduce ticket prices.


§ 23. Payment of dissemination grants and subsequent reporting of accounts for this wide Theater season 2012/2013 are made according to the provisions in force at the theater of the season and the beginning of the financial year.

(2). Performing arts institutions that have not previously established limit for discounts for children and young people in 25 years, but have received the special discount for children and young people, can in the inventory of tickets sold with discount for children and young people in theatrical seasons 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 take into account these tickets regardless of the theater used age limit for young people. From theatre season 2013/2014 can only tickets sold with discount for children and young people under the age of 25 are included in the basis for calculating the amount of increased dissemination grants to tickets sold at a discount to children and young people under the age of 25 in 2015/2016, see Theatre season. section 7, paragraph 2, and section 13, paragraph 2.

(3). The price of tickets sold with discount (customer proportion), which can be taken into account in the calculation of dissemination grants to theatre season 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, must be at least 20 DKK excluding VAT and fee per ticket when the discount is granted. From theatre season 2015/2016 will the provisions in section 7, paragraph 4, nr. 1, and article 11, paragraph 4, nr. 1, be applicable.

The Ministry of culture, the 13. December 2012 Marianne Jelved/Ane Kathrine Labadan