Artistic creativity

  1. CROSS-BORDER FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES: If you already have a registered establishment in another Europan Union Member State/EEA Country, you can provide services on occasional or temporary basis without the requirement of registration to the competent authority
  • submmision of e-notification about occasional/temporary provision of services without an establishment.
  • Request for entry in the Register of Artistic Organisations
  • Statute of Artistic Organisation
  • Decision on Establishment of Artistic Organisation
  • list of founders and members of the Artistic Organisation and their personal information (name and surname, address and PIN) and signatures certified by public notary (1x)
  • certificate by appropriate Artistic Professional Association certifying that they are artists
  • If Theatres are established as artistic organisations, it is necessary to submit a certificate certifying that the conditions have been fulfilled of having theatre premises functionally suited and equipped to perform stage and musical-stage pieces, necessary artwork staff as well as organisational and technical workers.
  • Artistic organisations shall report to the Ministry of Culture any modification to the Decision on Establishment and on Amendments to the Statute, any modification as to the persons authorized to represent them, and any modification as to acquisition or termination of membership by some artists within 15 days of the date of modification and of membership acquisition or termination.


35 HRK

Payment information:

Beneficiary: State budget

Account number: HR1210010051863000160

Model: HR64

Reference to number: 5002-756-PIN OF PAYER

Payment purpose: payment of fee charged for issue of the Decision on Artistic Organisation

e-access to this service activity

  •  The form should be filled out and signed personally
  • The form should be sent by e-mail to the competent procedural body, together with all the necessary documents – all in scaned PDF or jpg format
  • If the documents are sent by e-mail, there is no obligation to send them by regular mail or in a physical way
  • The approval / decision regarding the carrying out of an activity may, upon request, be obtained from the competent procedural body by e-mail. You will also receive it afterwards by regular mail. The end deadline is 30 days of a duly filed request.
  • After obtaining the approval, you can start carrying out the service activity.
  • E-mail to which all the documentation should be sent:

    Titled: e-request – Point of Single Contact

    Info: on your registered e-mail you will receive a notifiction about the submission of the request and a certificate of obtaining authorisation.




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Competent body and regulations

Ministry of Culture

Directorate for Cultural and Artistic Development and International Cultural Cooperation

Runjaninova 2, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 4866 200

Law on Rights of Freelance Artists and on Fostering Cultural and Artistic Creativity (Official Gazette number 43/96, 44/96 – Corrigendum)

Ordinance on the Register of Artistic Organisations (Official Gazette 53/96, Official Gazette number 57/09)

Approval to carry out the activity

Decision on Establishment of Artistic Organisation

Period of obtaining the decision: up to 30 days

Legal remedy and appeal

No appeal is allowed against the decision of the Ministry of Culture, but an administrative dispute may be instigated by lawsuit before a competent local Administrative Court (in Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka and Split) in 30 days. Upon receiving the complaint the Administrative Court shall determine the regularity of the complaint and whether the conditions required for an administrative dispute have been met, the Administrative court shall forward the complaint to the defendant and other interested parties for their response. The Administrative Court  will assess freely the evidence and determine the facts. The complainant is obliged to indicate in the complaint all of the facts on which his claim is based, suggest the evidence and respond to all the claims and evidence suggested by the other parties.

All of the information derives from the regulation within the remit of the competent body

Time of update: 31.07.2019.

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