442.125 order of the DFI instituting a system of encouragement of organizations active amateurs in the field of culture for the year 2016 November 25, 2015 (Status January 1, 2016) the federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), view the art. 28, al. 1, of the Act of December 11, 2009 on the promotion of culture (LEC), stop: Section 1 purposes art. 1 support organizations active amateurs in the field of culture is intended to: a. encourage access to culture and cultural practices amateurs; b. encourage the transmission of and practices for children and youth.
Section 2 Instruments art. 2 structural contributions an organization of active amateurs in the field of culture can receive financial assistance for its structural costs (structural contributions).
There is no right to a support.
Art. 3 contributions to projects an organization of active amateurs in the field of culture can receive financial aid for the knowledge transfer projects and practices for children and youth, including in the field of the intangible cultural heritage (contributions to projects).
There is no right to a support.
Section 3 terms formal art. 4 structural contributions organizations must: a. be active nationally in the sense of art. 6, al. 2, let. d, CEM; b. provide proof they are partners of institutionalized or permanently with partners in other linguistic regions, if they are active in one linguistic region; c. be active continuously for at least three years; (d) offer their members benefits include: 1. an offer of training and continuous training, structured and regularly renewed, 2. the development of their activities to the public, especially during festivals, 3. advice, including on the possibilities to occur, 4. the representation of members from the public and authorities; e. have a secretariat regularly accessible at fixed times; (f) regularly assess the quality and impact of their activities.
Art. 5 contributions to projects projects must be scientifically sound and based on an appropriate organizational structure.
Cannot be supported projects to receive financial aid in respect of the encouragement of musical training in the sense of art. 12 LEC.
Section 4 material Conditions for obtaining contributions to projects art. 6. the contributions to projects are allocated on the basis of the following criteria: a. quality of the content and technical quality; b. relevance, in particular from the point of view of its long-term impact; c. echo in the public, the media and expert circles; d. number of participants; e. report cost/utility; f. level of self-financing and third party contributions.
Section 5 Procedure and other provisions art. 7 structural contributions organizations that have already received support during the period 2012 to 2015 may, subject to the necessary appropriations, get to 2016 a structural contribution to an amount similar to that of 2015, provided they continue to meet the formal conditions of the support.
The federal Office of culture (OFC) concludes a contract of services with recipients of structural contributions. This contract sets including the amount of financial assistance and benefits to be provided by the recipients.
Art. 8. the OFC project contributions decides the granting of contributions to projects based on applications received until October 31, 2015.
The request must prove that the formal conditions of encouragement are and give all the necessary information in relation to the material conditions of encouragement. It must include a description of the project and its goals, a plan of measures and a timetable and a budget and a financing plan.
Art. 9 ceiling of structural contributions financial aid shall not exceed 50% of the operating costs of the organization.
Art. 10 rule of preference before making decisions on financial aid, the OFC weighs the different criteria of encouragement. The preference is for applications that best meet the criteria for encouragement as a whole.
Art. 11 charges recipients are required to: a. publicize the support given by OFC; b. communicate to the OFC all necessary information in relation to the allocated contribution and the supported project; c. communicate without delay to the OFC any significant changes supported project.
Recipients of contributions to a project are also required to hand over to the OFC a final report and a final statement within a period of three months after the end of the project.
Art. 12 trade the OFC invites cultural organizations once a year in order to proceed to a State of affairs and an exchange of views.
Section 6 entry into force and duration art. 13. this order comes into force on January 1, 2016.
It has effect until August 31, 2016.
RO 2015 5609 RS 442.1 State on January 1, 2016