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Regulation (2010:1058) If State Contribution To Literature, Literary Magazines And Reading Promotion Efforts

Original Language Title: Förordning (2010:1058) om statsbidrag till litteratur, kulturtidskrifter och läsfrämjande insatser

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Introductory provisions

Article 1 this regulation lays down provisions on State aid

to the publication and dissemination of literature and

cultural journals and reading promotion efforts.

State subsidy is provided, subject to availability of funds.

section 2 of the application examined questions about State grants under this

Regulation by the Swedish Arts Council.

The purpose of the State's contribution

3 § the purpose of Government grant is to promote diversity,

quality and specialization in the publishing of literature and

cultural journals, partly to promote the distribution and reading of

literary and cultural journals.


paragraph 4 for the purposes of this regulation,

literature: literature in the original language or in translation

to Swedish language or one of the national

minority languages that are preferably given out in Sweden and

aimed at a general audience,

culture magazine: a magazine with its main

content is aimed at a general audience with the cultural debate in

broad sense or that essentially allows for analysis and

presentation of culture and arts.

Conditions for State aid

paragraph 5 of the State grants may be given to

1. the operator issuing activity of professional art

in Sweden of literature or literary magazines,

2. the organiser of events or conducting other activities

to distribute literature or literary magazines in Sweden,


3. the organiser of reading promotion activities, such as

municipalities, kindergartens, schools, libraries, bookstores, non-profit

associations and other associations with activities in


In the allocation of State aid within the meaning of the first subparagraph 2 and 3

It shall in particular be taken into account that the aid gets a good spread over

the country.

According to section 1 of the Regulation (1984:326) concerning State aid to

cultural purposes, the Swedish Arts Council also contribute

to the one in Sweden active Sámi organization in another

Nordic country.

section 6 of the Government subsidies may be granted for literary and cultural journals in

both printed and electronic form. Regulation (2012:70).

section 7 of the State's contribution to the publishing of literature is left to

individual titles. State aid may also be provided in

prior to the planned release. When the contribution is submitted a posteriori

shall take account of the reasonable costs of the release. Contribution

in advance is paid for production costs.

The Swedish Arts Council may provide for

definition of such contributions in arrears.

As a condition of aid, the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs specify that a

book title to be published in an edition that is not over-or

falls below a certain number of copies.

Grants may only be used in the first edition of a book title, if

in the case of

1. reissue of titles that are considered to be classic

literature, or

2. re-release in electronic form of the titles issued in

printed but not in electronic form before 1 January

2011. Regulation (2012:70).

paragraph 8 of the State's contribution to the issue of cultural journals is provided

as a contribution to the costs of production and development efforts.

As a condition of aid, the Swedish Arts Council indicate that the

culture magazine to come out with a certain amount of numbers

or equivalent per year.

Government grants for development actions are intended for action

to promote and disseminate cultural journals and for

other actions, several literary magazines.

§ 9 Of a book title or cultural magazine obtained State aid

otherwise receive government subsidies in accordance with this regulation only

be provided if there are special reasons.

10 § whoever gets Government subsidies for the publication of literature

under paragraph 5 of the first paragraph shall provide the number of

copy as Swedish Arts Council determines by the titles of

the aid granted for distribution to public libraries,

the Nordic House in Iceland and the Faroe Islands and the

institutions in Greenland and Åland.

Compensation shall be paid for the copies provided.

The amount of compensation is determined by the Swedish Arts Council.

section 11 of the State's contribution to the promotion of reading interventions under this

Regulation provided that a de minimis aid with the

conditions laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) no

1998/2006 of 15 december 2006 on the application of

Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to de minimis aid

and by 18 to 20 of the Ordinance (1988:764) on State aid to

the business community.


12 § the recipient of government subsidies are required to account for

The Swedish Arts Council how the funds have been used and to leave the

other information to the Swedish Arts Council need

follow-up and evaluation.

Refunds and chargebacks

paragraph 13 of the Swedish Arts Council may decide that a grant:

shall not be paid if it can be assumed that the contribution has

granted on the basis of incorrect information.

section 14 of the recipient of a grant under this regulation are

repayment required if

1. the recipient of the contribution by providing incorrect information

or otherwise have caused that the contribution has been provided

improperly or with excessive amounts,

2. the refund for any other reason than what is said in 1 has

given incorrectly or with too 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. the activities for which the grant has been provided does not complete

or where for any other reason not consumed,

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

report referred to in section 12, or

6. terms and conditions of the order have not been met.

section 15 if a beneficiary is required to repay pursuant to the

section 14, the Swedish Arts Council decide to fully or partially

claim back the premium. If there are special reasons for it,

the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs may decide to waive in whole or



section 16 of the Swedish Arts Council may notify the regulations needed

for the enforcement of this regulation.


section 17 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.