442.121 order of the DFI system of encouragement of museums, collections and networks of third parties for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage for the years 2016 and 2017 November 25, 2015 (Status January 1, 2016) the federal Department of Home Affairs (DHA), under art. 28, al. 1, of the Act of December 11, 2009, on the encouragement of culture (LEC): Section 1 purposes art. 1. support to museums, collections and third party networks (institutions) aims to: a. safeguarding cultural heritage; b. strengthening institutions; c. facilitating access to museums and collections as well as to the cultural heritage.
Section 2 Instruments art. 2. the institutions may receive the following financial aid forms: a. financial support (contributions to operation) operating costs; b. financial aid to cultural heritage preservation projects, including inventory and digitization of works of art in the context of the work undertaken to clarify and publish the indications of source (contributions to projects); c. contributions to the financing of insurance premiums covering the loan of objects at exhibitions in Switzerland (contributions to insurance premiums).
There is no right to a support.
Section 3 terms formal art. 3 requirements for institutions institutions must have a concept of collection and an appropriate operating strategy.
S. 4 requirements for projects must be scientifically based and be based on an appropriate organizational structure.
Section 4 requirements hardware article 5 recipients of contributions from operations the following institutions can benefit from a contribution of operation: a. the Swiss Alpine Museum Foundation; b. the Swiss transportation Museum Foundation; c. the Foundation Switzerland for photography; d. Foundation Swiss Science Center Technorama; e. the Association for the preservation of audiovisual Switzerland Memoriav; f. the Swiss Institute of Rome Foundation; g. the Swiss sport Museum Foundation; h. the Swiss architecture Museum Foundation; i. the House of Basel electronic arts Foundation; j. the Foundation Swiss Collection of dance; k. Foundation Ballenberg - Museum of the rural habitat; l. Swiss museums Association; Mr. passport museums Swiss Foundation.
S. 6 contributions to contributions to projects projects are allocated on the basis of the following criteria: a. prestige and importance of the institution; b. artistic and cultural importance of the objects; c. urgent measures of conservation of cultural heritage; d. measures cost/utility; e. level of self-financing and contributions from third parties.
S. 7 contributions to insurance contributions to insurance premiums are allocated on the basis of the following criteria: a. prestige and importance of the Museum; b. cultural and historical significance of exposure; c. cultural and historical significance of the works on loan; d. potential visitors; e. level of self-financing and contributions from third parties.
Section 5 Procedure and other provisions art. 8 contributions of operating institutions listed in art. 5 may, subject to the necessary appropriations, get for the years 2016 and 2017 a contribution an amount similar to that of 2015 to operating as much as they continue to meet the formal requirements of the support.
The federal Office of culture (FOC) concludes a contract with recipients of contributions from exploitation. This contract sets including the amount of financial assistance and benefits to be made by the beneficiaries.
S. 9 contributions to projects the OFC decides the granting of contributions to projects for the years 2016 and 2017 on the basis of a single contest update.
The institutions benefiting from contributions of exploitation within the meaning of art. 5 can receive additional support in the form of contributions to projects.
Allocation of contributions to projects requests must reach the OFC until April 30, 2016.
The application must demonstrate that the formal conditions of encouragement are met and provide all necessary information in relation to the material conditions of encouragement. The application must contain a description of the project and its objectives, an action plan and a calendar and a budget and a financing plan.
S. 10 contributions to the OFC insurance premiums annually, decides on the basis of competition, the allocation of contributions to insurance premiums.
Institutions that have benefited from contributions to insurance premiums the previous year cannot receive support the year following that year.
The institutions benefiting from contributions of exploitation within the meaning of art. 5 can receive additional support in the form of contributions to insurance premiums.
Contributions to insurance allocation requests must be received at the OFC: a. until January 31, 2016 for the year 2016; b. until 31 October 2016 to the year 2017.
The application must demonstrate that the formal conditions of encouragement are met, and give all necessary information in relation to the material conditions of encouragement.
S. 11 rate ceiling and floor of the contributions to projects and contributions to insurance premiums the amount of financial aid may not exceed: a. for contributions to projects: 50% of the total costs of the project, but 100 000 francs per project to the maximum; the minimum contribution amounts to 20,000 francs by project;
b. for contributions to insurance premiums: 50% of all insurance premiums of an exhibition, but 150,000 francs by exposure to the maximum; the minimum contribution amounts to 20,000 francs by exposure.
S. 12 maximum contributions to projects and contributions to insurance premiums the number of institutions receiving contributions to projects in 2016 and 2017 may not exceed fifteen in total.
The number of exhibitions with contributions to insurance premiums can exceed six per year.
S. 13 rule of preference before making its decisions on financial aid, the OFC weights the different criteria of encouragement. The preference is for applications that best meet the criteria for promotion as a whole.
S. 14 charges recipients are required to: a. publicize the support provided by the OFC; b. communicate the OFC all information necessary in connection with the allocated contribution and the supported project; c. to communicate without delay to the OFC any major changes in the project.
Moreover, recipients of contributions to projects and contributions to insurance premiums are required to submit to the OFC a final report and a final financial statement within a period of three months after the end of the project.
Section 6 entry into force and validity duration art. 15. this order comes into force January 1, 2016.
It has effect until December 31, 2017.
RO 2015 5591 RS 442.1 State January 1, 2016