Promulgated on October 24, 2011.
Article 1 This self-government ordinance is formulated by Tainan City Government (hereinafter referred to as “the City Government”) for the purposes of registering and regulating arts and culture groups.
Article 2 The Competent Authority of this self-government ordinance is the City Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau.
Article 3 Arts and culture groups as referred to in this self-government ordinance means groups formed in Tainan City in accordance with the provisions of this self-government ordinance for the purpose of engaging in musical, theatrical, dance, composite arts, or other arts and culture promoting activity.
Article 4 Where an arts and culture group is established in Tainan City, its responsible officer shall submit the following information to the Competent Authority to apply for registration:
If the written information referred to in the preceding paragraph is incomplete or does not conform to the stipulated requirements, the application shall be rejected; where it may be supplemented or corrected, the applicant shall be notified of a time limit within which to make the supplementation or correction, and if the supplementation or correction has not been made when the time limit expires or if the information is still incomplete after supplementation or correction, the application shall be rejected.
A registration application form.
An organizational status chart.
Proof of identity of the group leader and the responsible person.
A list of equipment.
A group formation proposal.
A name list of group staff members.
Proof of the group’s address: Where the real property in which the group has its address belongs to the responsible person, the title deed or most recent house tax bill shall be submitted; where it does not belong to the responsible person, a lease contract with at least six months of the lease term still remaining shall be submitted.
Article 5 An arts and culture group that applies for registration to engage in musical, theatrical, dance or composite arts activities shall also arrange an audition for review by the Competent Authority. Those that pass the review may be issued with arts and culture registration certificates by the Competent Authority.
Arts and culture groups that apply for registration to engage in activities other than those referred to in the preceding paragraph shall also submit a business plan for review by the Competent Authority. Those that pass the review may be issued with arts and culture registration certificates by the Competent Authority.
The grading standards for the audition and business plan are as shown in the annexed table.
Article 6 An arts and culture group shall have at least three members,not including the group leader. Staff members shall include at least one accountant and at least one administrator. Those to whom one of the following circumstances applies shall not be eligible to act as the responsible person of an arts and culture group:
Being subject to a declaration of bankruptcy and not having had rights restored.
Having no capacity to make juridical acts or having a limited capacity to make juridical acts.
Being subject to a declaration of guardianship or assistantship that remains unrevoked.
Article 7 When one of the following situations applies to an arts and culture group, the Competent Authority may allow rectification, and give notification of a time limit for the correction to be made:
If a violation as referred to in any of the subsections of the preceding paragraph has not been corrected within the stipulated time limit, the Competent Authority may cancel the arts and culture group’s registration.
A business policy does not correspond to the purposes of establishment.
Assets have been concealed or inspection by the Competent Authority has been obstructed.
Some provision of this self-government ordinance, building regulations, fire regulations, or other laws or regulations has been violated.
Article 8 The Competent Authority may at any time dispatch personnel to inspect an arts and culture groups registered items, to serve as the basis for providing guidance.
Article 9 The responsible officer may serve concurrently as the group leader, limited to one group. The group leader may concurrently serve as leader of another group, limited to one group. Different arts and culture groups may be registered at the same address, limited to two groups.
Article 10 When there is a change in any registered item, an application to alter registration shall be submitted to the Competent Authority within thirty days.
Article 11 If an arts and culture registration certificate is lost, an application shall be made to the Competent Authority for the issuance of a replacement. But no repeat application for registration may be made.
Article 12 An arts and culture group shall not transfer, lease out or lend its arts and culture registration certificate to another party, and shall present it for inspection by the Competent Authority in December every year.
If an arts and culture group, without proper reason, fails to submit its registration certificate for inspection at the due time two years in succession, the Competent Authority may cancel its registration.
Article 13 Arts and culture groups and performing arts groups that were registered before this self-government ordinance came into effect shall arrange for the renewal of their arts and culture registration certificates within one year of the promulgation of this Self-Government Ordinance; beyond that time limit, the original registration certificates will no longer be valid.
Article 14 This self-government ordinance is effective from the date of promulgation.