Kazimierz Centre for Culture, Promotion, and Tourism in Kazimierz Dolny - Statute
- The Kazimierz Centre for Culture, Promotion, and Tourism in Kazimierz Dolny, hereinafter referred to as “Centre”, is a non-artistic, self-governed institution of culture which operates in accordance to Resolution No. XXIV/164/92 of the Municipal and Town Council in Kazimierz Dolny of 28 September 1992 regarding creating the Kazimierz Culture Centre.
- The seat of the Centre is in Kazimierz Dolny and the area of its operations is the gmina of Kazimierz Dolny (gmina is the principal unit of administrative and territorial division in Poland).
- The Centre is entered into the register of cultural institutions kept by the Mayor of Kazimierz Dolny.
The Centre is operating in accordance with:
- Resolution of 25 October 1991 regarding organising and managing cultural activities (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 406),
- Resolution of 27 June 1997 regarding libraries (Journal of Laws No. 85, item 539, as amended),
- Resolution of 29 September 1994 regarding accounting regulations (Journal of Laws of 2009, No. 152, item1223, as amended),
- Resolution of 8 March 1990 regarding the municipal self-government (Journal of Laws of 2001, No. 142, 1591, as amended),
- Resolution of 27 August 2009 regarding public finances (Journal of Laws No. 157, item 1240, as amended),
- Resolution of 29 August 1997 regarding tourism services (Journal of Laws of 2004, No. 223, item 2268, as amended),
- Provisions of this Statute.
- The Centre has legal personality and independently performs finance activities.
- The Centre manages the Public Library in Kazimierz Dolny, with its reading room, the books and periodicals section, and the Internet reading room, as well as the library branch in Bochotnica.
- The Public Library does not have legal personality, and it is the Director of the Centre who manages the library, either directly or via designated personnel.
- The Public Library operates as part of the national library network and is a beneficiary of aid from the Regional Public Library in Lublin and the Municipal Public Library in Puławy.
- A separate unit under the name of “Centre for Tourism Information” operates within the structure of the Centre and is managed by its Director, either directly or via designated personnel.
- The Centre for Tourism Information implements tasks related to promotion and tourism.
Scope of activities
- The main aim of the activities of the Centre is to organise and popularise cultural initiatives in the gmina of Kazimierz Dolny, as well as to meet its citizens’ needs in this respect.
- The Centre, furthermore, performs activities in the area of promotion, tourism, physical culture, recreation, and sport.
- The Centre performs cultural activities connected with creating, popularising, and preserving of culture, in particular via:
- dissemination of national, regional and local cultural values, as well as dissemination of knowledge about culture,
- ensuring harmonious development of the community and improving its cultural and esthetic levels, encouraging respect for the past, nurturing traditions, in particular the local traditions of the town and gmina of Kazimierz Dolny,
- fostering interest in books, films, painting, and music,
- presenting and disseminating the cultural contributions of the citizens and documenting the cultural landscape of the gmina,
- organising cultural events (i.e., inter alia, theatrical plays, concerts, readings, overviews, exhibitions, and other forms of artistic events and entertainment),
- gathering, inventorying and enabling access to the materials and library collections, with particular consideration of the materials about the region,
- informative-library activities, promoting books and reading, developing and meeting the readers’ needs in the community, as well as providing information through the web-based resources of the Internet reading room,
- organising meetings and training sessions dedicated to cultural issues, conducting lectures and artistic workshops, as well as managing varied interest clubs,
- creating favourable conditions for development of amateur artistic movements and encouraging interest in knowledge and art, creating conditions for development of folklore, as well as folk and handicraft,
- activities in support of the local culture as part of international relations of the town of Kazimierz Dolny,
- gathering, inventorying, processing, and promoting knowledge about the history of the contemporary Kazimierz and the gmina.
4. The Centre performs promotional activities focused on promoting cultural resources of the gmina of Kazimierz Dolny, its heritage and activities, organisational units, associations, and organisations operating to benefit of the gmina, in particular via:
- promoting the cultural, landscape, and architectural resources, as well as the developmental potential of the gmina,
- implementing the promotional strategy and the Kazimierz Dolny brand strategy,
- undertaking initiative and co-participating in events promoting the town (organising exhibitions, contests, meetings),
- preparing and distributing publications and in-house promotional articles, advertising materials, gadgets,
- cooperating with institutions, as well as national and international organisations as part of promoting the town and the gmina; cooperating with other self-governments, educational centres, institutions and associations with a view to including their offer in the system of promoting Kazimierz cultural and tourism resources,
- cooperating with regional and nation-wide media, as well as running dedicated web sites,
- cooperating with the Mayer in the area of management of the promotional sign of the Kazimierz brand (the town logo),
- conteptualisation, realisation and managing the local brand products,
- attending to the general appearance of the town by providing seasonal decorations.
5. The Centre coordinates actions in the field of tourism, sports, and recreation and their popularisation, in particular via:
- facilitating access to the tourist sites, inter alia, through developing a comprehensive tourism information system, including Internet information,
- cooperating with other parties in developing tourism as a stimulating factor in the socio-economic development of the gmina,
- cooperation with the media, the tourist branch, social organisations, and other self-governments in the field of tourism development,
- creating and promoting the local tourism product,
- enhancing the town tourist appeal by partaking in trade fairs and tourist exhibitions, tourist publications; cooperating with the Polish Tourist Organisation and other tourist organisations,
- organising tourist rallies, bike rallies and other tourist events,
- creating conditions for development of tourism, encouraging interest in sightseeing, especially among children and the youth.
6. The Centre for Tourism Information, operating within the Kazimierz Centre for Culture, Promotion and Tourism, implements the following tasks:
- gathering, processing and distributing tourist information,
- collecting data concerning the tourism movement,
- providing services to Polish and foreign tourists,
- providing counselling both to individual tourists and organised tourist groups,
- managing and updating the tourist and gastronomy database,
- publishing and distributing in-house materials in the field of tourism information,
- offering generally accessible tourist, geographical and cartographic publications, as well as other promotional products for sale,
- providing other tourist services.
The Centre may, furthermore, organise:
- foreign language courses,
- dance classes, gymnastics classes, musical instrument classes, painting workshops and other,
- computer literacy courses,
- musical and artistic groups, sports and tourist clubs,
- film screenings of feature films, films based on school reading lists, and videos,
- offering sports and tourist equipment, etc. for rent.
The Centre administers the municipal property handed over by the gmina, manages it and takes responsibility for using it for the performance of statutory tasks.
Executive, advisory, and supervising organs and procedures for their appointment
- The Centre is managed by the Director appointed through an open competition and recalled by the Mayer who acts as the official supervisor of the Director.
- The Director performs his/her tasks with the support of the head accountant and the remaining staff.
- The main duties of the Director include:
- managing day-to-day activities,
- representing the Centre,
- managing the capital,
- employing and dismissing staff,
- appointing and recalling plenipotentiaries,
- issuing regulations, instructions, and official orders,
- developing the annual action and financial plans,
- compiling the annual performance report,
- applying for funding, depending on needs, for the implementation of state-mandated tasks and subsidizing day-to-day in-house tasks.
4. The Director is entitled to perform legal acts on behalf of the Centre, either directly or through his/her plenipotentiary acting within the limits of his/her authorisation.
The head accountant operates within the frameworks specified in the organisational regulations of the Centre and within his/her authorisation granted by the Director and is accountable to the Director for the decisions made and for their consequences.
- The Director of the Centre may employ the Vice-Director following the approval of the Mayor.
- The scope of duties of the Vice-Director is specified by the Director within the organisational regulations.
- Appointment of the Vice-Director may be preceded by an open competition.
- A 5-member Community Counselling Board may operate as an advisory body affiliated to the Centre, composed of professionals involved in promoting culture.
- The Counselling Board is summoned by the Director for the duration of his/her time in office.
- The scope of work and the organisation of the Counseling Board is specified by the Director in the work regulations.
- The Community Counselling Board assists the Director and cooperates with him/her in developing and implementing the plans of the Centre.
- Members of the Counselling Board perform their community functions.
- Administration and financial supervision of the Centre is performed by the Mayor as concerns monitoring of the purposeful spending of allocated budget funds and capital management.
- With a view to executing the supervisory tasks, the Mayer may delegate individual staff members who are entitled to enter the Centre during its opening times and to control the documents pertaining to the supervision.
- A protocol of the supervision proceedings is compiled, to be signed by the person in charge and by the Director. The Director has the right to ask for corrections and amendments, and in the event these are not supplied, may refuse to sign it.
- The contents of the protocol and the opinion of the Director are considered by the Mayer who makes appropriate recommendations.
- Within 7 days from receiving of the recommendations, the Director may request the Mayor to reassess them, which is the final phase of the approval process.
The subject matter supervision over the library is performed by the Public Library in Puławy within areas specified in art. 27, Resolution 5 in connection with art. 20a, Resolution No. 1 regarding libraries.
Financial economy regulations
- The Centre’s funding sources are as follows:
- specified-user subsidy of the organiser for funding day-to-day activities,
- grants -in-aid from the municipal budget,
- grants-in-aid from the state budget,
- income from paid for cultural activities,
- 5) income from paid for tourist activities,
- 6) income from property rental,
- 7) income from commercial activities,
- 8) funds obtained from natural and legal persons,
- 9) bank accounts interest rates,
- 10) other legal funding sources.
2. The financial report of the Centre is submitted by the Director for the approval of the Mayor. After the Mayor’s approval, net loss is to be covered with the cultural institutions’ fund, whereas net profit is to enlarge this fund.
Provisions regarding other activities of the Centre
- The Centre may conduct commercial activities, such as:
- renting rooms for cultural and commercial purposes, as well as for the day-to-day needs of social institutions,
- running small gastronomy and small-scale trade activities with the exclusion of alcoholic beverages (incl. beer),
- organising art auctions,
- running art galleries,
- organising performances, concerts, exhibitions, training session, workshops, and the like on a contract basis,
- providing services in the area of entertainment, event organisation and catering,
- office and reprographic services.
2. The commercial activities referred to in Resolution 1 must not conflict with the realisation of the statutory aims nor become a predominant activity.
3. All the profits from commercial activities are used to facilitate the realisation of the statutory aims and to cover the expenses of day-to-day operation.
Change of the Statute
Changes to the statute may be made on the basis pertaining to its adoption.
With regard to matters unregulated by this statute, relevant generally applicable laws remain in effect.