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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of November 23, 2016 No. 478-V

About amateur and folk arts of Turkmenistan

(as amended of the Law of Turkmenistan of 02.03.2019 No. 130-VI)

This Law determines legal, economic and organizational basis of revival, preserving, development and support of amateur and folk arts of Turkmenistan.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts applied in this Law

For the purposes of this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

1) amateur and folk arts – historically created type of activity connected with creation of the products reflecting original art traditions of the people of Turkmenistan;

2) product of amateur and folk arts – the art product of utilitarian and (or) decorative appointment made according to original art traditions of the people of Turkmenistan;

3) the master of amateur and folk arts – physical person which creates certain products of amateur and folk arts.

Article 2. Legislation of Turkmenistan on amateur and folk arts

1. The legislation of Turkmenistan on amateur and folk arts is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

2. If the international treaty of Turkmenistan establishes other rules than containing in this Law, then rules of the international treaty are applied.

Article 3. The main directions of state policy in the field of amateur and folk arts

The main directions of state policy in the field of amateur and folk arts are:

1) determination and realization of legislative and organizational measures on the state support of amateur and folk arts;

2) adoption of state programs on revival, preserving, development and support of amateur and folk arts;

3) provision of opportunities of use of necessary material and information resources by physical persons and legal entities, and also scientific and technical developments and technologies during creation of products of amateur and folk arts;

4) the organization of preparation and advanced training of personnel in the field of amateur and folk arts;

5) the organization of promotion of amateur and folk arts, including in mass media;

6) assistance to development of commercial, scientific and technical, production and information intercourses of the physical persons and legal entities which are engaged in amateur and folk arts including international cooperation and foreign economic activity in the field of amateur and folk arts;

7) the organization of specialized trade in products of amateur and folk arts according to the procedure, established by the legislation of Turkmenistan;

8) creating favorable conditions to the physical persons and legal entities which are engaged in amateur and folk arts for procurement and acquisition of raw materials and the materials necessary for production (production) of products of amateur and folk arts;

9) implementation of other measures directed to revival, preserving, development and support of amateur and folk arts.

Chapter II. State regulation in the field of amateur and folk arts

Article 4. The bodies performing state regulation in the field of amateur and folk arts

State regulation in the field of amateur and folk arts is performed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, authorized body of the executive authority in the field of culture (further authorized body), local executive bodies and local government bodies.

Article 5. Competence of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan in amateur and folk arts

Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan:

1) pursues single state policy in the field of amateur and folk arts;

2) adopts state programs on revival, preserving, development and support of amateur and folk arts;

3) performs legislative and organizational measures on legal and social security of the physical persons and legal entities which are engaged in amateur and folk arts;

4) will organize the state training system and advanced trainings of motor boats in the field of amateur and folk arts;

5) promotes development of material and financial resources of the physical persons and legal entities which are engaged in production (production) of products of amateur and folk arts;

6) performs other powers in the field of amateur and folk arts according to this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

Article 6. Competence of authorized body in amateur and folk arts

Authorized body

Develops 1) and realizes state programs on revival, sokhyoraneniye, development and support of amateur and folk arts;

2) will be organized by carrying out scientific research in the field of amateur and folk arts;

3) carries out experimental work on problems of revival traditional and to creation of new types of products of amateur and folk arts;

4) creates the centers of amateur and folk arts;

5) will organize exhibitions of the products of amateur and folk arts having historical, art, scientific or other cultural value;

6) is provided by forming and development of system of succession in the field of amateur and folk arts;

7) will be organized by production of souvenirs on the basis of products of amateur and folk arts;

8) performs other powers in the field of amateur and folk arts according to this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

Article 7. Competence of local executive bodies and local government bodies in amateur and folk arts

Local executive bodies and local government bodies in the territory subordinated to them and within their competence:

1) provide compliance with law of Turkmenistan about amateur and folk arts;

2) is provided by necessary material and organizational conditions for revival, preserving, development and support of amateur and folk arts;

3) is performed by other powers in the field of amateur and folk arts according to this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

Article 8. Participation of the scientific organizations, higher educational institutions and the museums in the field of amateur and folk arts

Scientific organizations, higher educational institutions and museums:

1) participate in work on identification of products of amateur and folk arts, carry out research work on their studying;

2) hold events for promoting of amateur and folk arts;

3) is provided in plans of scientific research and training programs by studying and teaching amateur and folk arts;

4) hold scientific consultations on the main problems of revival traditional and to creation of new types of products of amateur and folk arts;

5) is performed by other powers in the field of amateur and folk arts according to this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

Chapter III. Activities in the field of national art творчест

Article 9. Core activities in the field of amateur and folk arts

Core activities in the field of amateur and folk arts are:

1) rug weaving;

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