Proposed law on graffiti approved

A proposed law aimed at forcing graffiti artists to obtain a licence from their respective municipal authority was recently approved in Parliament.

According to the document, it is up to the authorities to licence the projects presented by the artists with a formal and documented authorisation, signed by the owners of the property where they wish to perform their work.

However, the proposed law stresses that licences will not be provided to artists who wish to express their creativity on the exterior or interior of monuments, public buildings, religious establishments or any other locations with cultural or historic value.

It also states that these rules do not mean that the artistic theme and its creative expression will not be taken into account on an exceptional basis, except when they constitute criminal intent.

Publicity and propaganda, especially political, are also not accepted. Those who disrespect the law will be subject to criminal charges.