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 access to the performing arts or a variety of art forms including the performing arts, and/or which present performing arts series. Use this code for organizations devoted to art forms not specified below.
Key words: Circus Arts; Experimental Companies; Multimedia Companies; Performing Arts; Performing Arts Series
Organizations that create and/or perform a variety of types of dance, including modern, folk, country and western, and square dancing.
Key words: African Dance; Choreography; Contra Dance; Country and Western Dance; Dance Companies; Dance Festivals; Dance Groups; Ethnic Dance; Flamenco Ballet; Flamenco Dancing; Folk Dance; Interpretive Dance; Irish Dance; Israeli Dance; Jazz Dance; Line Dance; Modern Dance; Polka; Square Dance; Tap Dance; Traditional Dance
Scope notes: USE for ethnic and cultural organizations which promote, produce or provide only dance productions; USE Cutural & Ethnic Awareness (A23) for ethnic & cultural organizations that promote, produce, or provide multi-discipline arts programming.
Includes organizations for the preservation and enjoyment of dance, such as dance clubs. Does not include competitive dance drill and dance tumble teams (use N60). (rev 2007)