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Pilot programme to give term licences for the arts to start in July

Published on May 12, 2014 5:38 PM

From July onwards, some performing arts companies will no longer have to apply to the Media Development Authority (MDA) for a licence before staging each production.

A pilot run of the Arts Term Licensing scheme will kick in, through which arts companies can classify their own ratings for shows in accordance with MDA's age-appropriate guidelines.

From Monday May 12, members of the public are invited to give their views on the scheme, which is set to roll out fully in early 2015.

Under the scheme, which is optional, arts companies can apply for one of two types of licences. Each licence lasts for a year, after which it will be subject to review.

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