Regulation (2012:516) On The State Contribution To The Free Cultural Life In Theatre, Dance And Music

Original Language Title: Förordning (2012:516) om statsbidrag till det fria kulturlivet inom teater-, dans- och musikområdet

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Introductory provision

section 1 of this regulation provides for State aid

into the free cultural life in theatre, dance and music.

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 pluralism,

quality and innovation and other valuable cultural policy

development within the free cultural life.

Conditions for State aid

3 § State aid under this Regulation may be submitted to a

1. operator that operates in Sweden in theatre, dance and music

or other scenkonstrelaterad activities,

2. the phonogram producer that operates in Sweden,

3. the phonogram producer who is working in another Nordic country

and that gives out Sami music,

4. player under 1, as well as local and regional theatre, dance and

musical institutions for co-operation with composers, and

5. the phonogram producer or the other actor active in Sweden, which

participating in international or intercultural activities.

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 to the activities of professional art

in the form of an operating grant or project grant.

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

individual traders.

section 6 of the State subsidy may be granted only to activities that have

other funding. In the allocation of State subsidies, account

If your business is already granted to other State aid.

7 § State aid shall not be granted to persons who are liabilities for

Swedish taxes or fees of the bailiff or

that are in liquidation or bankruptcy.

Caseload management

section 8 of the Swedish Arts Council examines questions about State grants under this


§ 9 an application for Government grants must be in writing and filed

the Swedish Arts Council.

section 10 a decision concerning State aid must be subject to conditions. These

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

accounting under section 11 is specified.


section 11 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

section 12 of the Swedish Arts Council may decide that a granting state aid

for the time being should not be paid out, if it can be assumed that the contribution

has been granted on the basis of incorrect information.

section 13 recipient of a Government contribution under this regulation are

repayment required if

1. the recipient by leaving through false statements or any

otherwise have caused that the grant has been submitted incorrectly

or with excessive amounts,

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

for 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 11, or

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

section 14 if someone is obliged to refund under section 13, the State's

Arts Council decide to fully or partially recover

Government grant.

section 15 If an amount has been recovered under section 14 is not

paid on time, the penalty interest rate

(1975:635) is levied on the amount.

section 16 if there are special reasons, the Swedish Arts Council entirely

or partially waive a claim for a refund under paragraph 14 of the

or a claim for interest under section 15.


section 17 of the Swedish Arts Council may provide for

the enforcement of this regulation.


section 18 of the 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions

If an appeal to the administrative court. Decisions other than

decision under section 12 shall not, however, be appealed.

Transitional provisions


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

Regulation (1974:452) of Government grants to theatre, dance and

music activities in smaller ensembles and independent groups and

Regulation (1982:505) If Government subsidies for the production and

publishing of phonograms shall be repealed.

2. The repealed regulations still apply, however, for

State aid granted before 1 January 2013.

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