Formalization and strengthening of the sector of public spectacles of the performing arts - Law 1493 of 2011
To recognize, formalize, promote and regulate the industry of public spectacles of the performing arts: "to democratize local production and innovation, diversify the supply of goods and services, expand the access thereof to a larger population, increase competitiveness and create economic flows, tax incentives and alternative forms of financing; similarly, to secure the diverse manifestations of the performing arts that are not sustainable by themselves but that are fundamental for the construction of the social base and the processes of cultural identity of the country" (Law 1493 of 2011, Section 2).
The Public Spectacles Act, Law 1493 of 2011, whose implementation is the responsibility of the national and municipal governments, is mainly targeted at producers of public events in the performing arts, box office operators and stage managers, who have benefits and responsibilities associated with the execution of public spectacles.
- Formalization: Registration of producers of public spectacles of the performing arts, authorization of online ticketing operators, registration of events in the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP.
- Control: Permission or authorization for carrying out public spectacles in the performing arts.
- Increased resources for the sector: Collection and remittance of the parafiscal contributions to public spectacles of the performing arts, which are invested in the construction, adaptation and endowment of venues.
- Tax benefits and incentives in national and territorial taxes.
- Strengthening the powers of inspection, monitoring and control of the National Government over collective management companies of copyright and related rights.
The expected results raised in the framework of the Public Spectacles Act are:
1. To reduce the tax burden.
2. To simplify the number of procedures and requirements.
3. To generate new resources for investment in the improvement of public and private scenarios for the diffusion of the performing arts.
4. To increase the cultural offer in the performing arts and encourage the access thereto by the population.
5. To promote the international circulation of artists in Colombian territory.
In addition, some challenges are foreseen in a medium term not exceeding four years, namely:
1. To address the mechanisms of collection and control of new technologies for the sale of tickets and the entrance to public spectacles of the performing arts.
2. Integration and articulated work between the competent entities of the national and the municipal governments.
3. Development of a relevant, diversified, qualified and sustainable cultural infrastructure for the staging and circulation of public spectacles of the performing arts in different formats.
4. Regulation and implementation of Law 1801 of 2016 – National Code of Police and Coexistence–, which modifies aspects regarding the authorization of gatherings which constitute public spectacles.
Assigned resources (appropriation) by the Ministry of Culture for the implementation and operation of Law 1493 of 2011
3438 Registered producers on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP since 2012
13 authorizations of online ticketing operators
2617 registered events on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts – PULEP
$11.085.977 USD collected of the cultural parafiscal contribution since 2012 to 2016
Beside the intern evaluation process, in 2014 the Econometría Consultores company, developed a results study on the implementation of the 1493 Law, that can be consulted on tne next Link: http://pulep.mincultura.gov.co/Aplicacion/portal/estudios.html