Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote appreciation for and enjoyment and understanding of the visual, performing, folk, and media arts; the humanities (archaeology, art history, modern and classical languages, philosophy, ethics, theology, and comparative religion); history and historical events; and/or communications (film, video, publishing, journalism, radio, television).
Scope notes: Includes: Museums and halls of fame; historic preservation programs; organizations that provide services to artists, performers, entertainers, writers, or humanities scholars; programs which promote artistic expression of or within ethnic groups and cultures; art and performing art schools, centers, and studios; historical societies; and genealogical or heredity-based organizations (e.g., Sons of the Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy).
Excludes: Cultural exchange programs (see Q-International, Foreign Affairs & National Security); libraries and reading programs (see B-Education); botanical gardens, nature centers (see C-Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification) or zoos (see D-Animal-Related).
Organizations that provide services such as facilities or touring assistance for arts organizations.
Key words: Art Facilities; Artisans Services; Artist Registries; Artists Services; Arts Services; Equipment Access and Services for Artists; Legal Services for Artists; Slide Registries; Touring Assistance; Travel Grants for Artists
Scope notes: Use for organizations offering a variety of services specifically for artists and arts organizations including legal and financial services, services to individual artists or groups of artists in the form of workshops, funds to indigent artists, discounts on group purchases, or tax, legal, or accounting aid.