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
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
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
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.