Promotion of Art
In the area of the institutional promotion of professional art and library culture, the Ministry ensures the performance of state administration in compliance with the generally binding legal regulations and international conventions in the sector of art and participates in creating conditions for the development and presentation of culture in all areas of professional art and library culture.
Currently, 14 organizations in the area of professional art and library culture are fully funded from and receive contributions from the State Budget in the competence of the Ministry as promoter (theatres, musical ensembles and information-documentation centres with national competence as a rule). They include: Bibiana – international house of art for children, the Slovak National Theatre, the Nová scéna Theatre, the Košice State Theatre, the Banská Bystrica State Opera House, the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, the Theatre Institute, the Literary Information Centre, the Musical Centre, the Slovak Centre of Design, the Lúčnica art ensemble and the Slovenský ľudový umelecký kolektív (SĽUK) (Slovak Folk Art Ensemble). Each of the aforementioned institutions has its specific professional mission and at the same time provides cultural services to a wide circle of interested parties regardless of age, social status, political affiliation and faith, and including disadvantaged groups of the population (elderly citizens, children and youth, the disabled).
The aforementioned institutions in the field of art were founded pursuant to Act No. 523/2004 Coll. on the State Administration Budget Rules and on amendments and supplements to certain Acts as amended; some were founded directly by the law (for example Act No. 385/1997 Coll. Act on the Slovak National Theatre; Act No. 114/2000 Coll. Act on the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra). Each conducts its activities in compliance with its deed of incorporation within the intentions of the law. Their financing is ensured in the form of contracts.