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 promote, produce or provide access to a variety of arts experiences encompassing the visual, media or performing arts.
Key words: Arts Centers; Arts Guilds; Cultural Centers; Multipurpose Arts; Multipurpose Cultural Organizations;
Scope notes: Includes: Multi-disciplinary arts and cultural centers as well as venues that display or sell local artist's work and that offer workshops, studios and/or classes that deal with a wide variety of art forms.
See also: Historical Societies & Related Historical Activities; Media & Communications; Museums; Performing Arts Centers; Visual Arts
Organizations that promote artistic expression within a particular ethnic community; work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally or nationally; and encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among the youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
Key words: Ancient Order of Hibernians; Cultural Awareness; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Centers; Cultural Fairs; Ethnic Awareness; Ethnic Fairs; Heritage; National Day Celebrations
Scope notes: USE for organizations that offer cultural education programs that can include language instruction but are not limited to language instruction. For language instruction only USE A70 (Humanitites).
USE for multi-discipline cultural and ethnic organizations. For organizations whose program activity is limited to one discipline, code using the appropriate discipline code. For example, an organization that promotes spanish art, music, and dance is coded here, an organization that promotes only Flamenco dancing is coded as a dance organization, A62.
USE for all ethnic fairs and festivals.
Excludes: International cultural exchange. Use International Cultural Exchange (Q21).
Excludes: Culturally-specific business leagues. Use the major group designation, or Chambers of Commerce & Business Leagues (S41) if a major group designation cannot be determined (e.g. use E03 for Jamaican Association of Health Care Professionals). (rev 2007)
See also: Art Museums; Dance; Fairs; Humanities; Intergroup & Race Relations; International Cultural Exchange; Bands & Ensembles; Museums; Chambers of Commerce & Business Leagues