Regulation (2012:517) If Government Subsidies To Cultural Purposes

Original Language Title: Förordning (2012:517) om statsbidrag till kulturella ändamål

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Introductory provision

section 1 of this regulation provides for State aid

for cultural purposes.

State grant under the regulation be provided subject to availability on


The purpose of the State's contribution

2 § the purpose of Government grant is to promote a culture

of high quality, which contributes to the fulfilment of the national

cultural policy objectives.

Conditions for State aid

3 § State aid under this Regulation may be submitted to

1. cultural activities in Sweden,

2. an actor active in Sweden participating in international

or intercultural activities, and

3. international cultural activities of a Sami


With international culture activities "means activities relating to

Sweden and at least one other country. With intercultural

cultural activities "means activities that promote ethnic and

cultural diversity in Sweden.

section 4 of the Government subsidies may be provided in the form of operating grants or

project grants.

paragraph 5 of the State subsidy may be granted only to legal persons and

individual traders.

section 6 of the Government subsidies may be provided to

1. activities of professional art, and

2. amatörkulturell activities and national minority

cultural activity, if the activity is of national

cultural political importance.

section 7 of the State subsidy may be granted only to activities that have

other funding. In the allocation of subsidies, account shall be taken

If the business has already been granted State aid.

section 8 Government subsidies must not be left to the liabilities for

Swedish taxes or fees of the bailiff or

that are in liquidation or bankruptcy.

Caseload management

section 9 of the Swedish Arts Council examines questions about State aid under

This regulation.

section 10 of the application for Government grants must be in writing and filed

the Swedish Arts Council.

section 11 of the decision on State grants may be subject to conditions. These

evidenced by the decision. The decision must also last day for

accounting under section 12 stated.


section 12 of The granted State aid under this regulation

the Swedish Arts Council should account for how the funds have been used and

What results have been achieved.

Refunds and chargebacks

paragraph 13 of the Swedish Arts Council may decide that a granted

State grant will not be paid, if it can be assumed

that contribution has been granted on the basis of incorrect information.

section 14 of the recipient of a Government contribution under this regulation are

repayment required if

1. the receiver by providing incorrect information or

any other way has caused that the contribution has been provided

improperly or with excessive amounts,

2. the grant of any other reasons have been given incorrectly, or

with the high amount and the recipient should have known this,

3. the contribution is not used for the purpose for which it has been granted


4. a person who has received the grant does not leave such a

report referred to in section 12, or

5. the terms of the decision on the contribution has not been followed.

section 15 if anyone is owed repayment according to section 14,

The Swedish Arts Council decide to fully or partially recover

Government grant.

section 16 If an amount has been recovered by virtue of section 15 does not

paid on time, the penalty interest rate

(1975:635) is levied on the amount.

section 17 if there are special reasons, the Swedish Arts Council entirely

or partially waive a claim for a refund under section 15

or a claim for interest under section 16.


section 18 of the Swedish Arts Council may provide for

the enforcement of this regulation.


section 19 of the 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions

If an appeal to the administrative court. Other decisions

than a decision under section 13 may not be appealed.

Transitional provisions


1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2013, when

Regulation (1984:326) of State subsidies for cultural purposes

and Regulation (2008:556) on the State's contribution to international

and intercultural activities shall be repealed.

2. The repealed regulations still apply, however, for

State aid granted before 1 January 2013.

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