Postsecondary educational institutions that offer a curriculum that focuses on one or a number of visual or performing arts including fine arts, industrial arts, commercial arts, photography, music, dance, theatre and film and which may also include academic courses and grant a degree.
Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other opportunities for people who want to learn or perfect their skills and techniques in any of a variety of visual art forms or crafts.
Programs that offer classes or lecture series which teach the history and fundamentals of any of the arts including architecture, art, music, opera, dance, theatre and film.
Programs that promote, support, produce and/or provide access to the arts and humanities and other experiences which encourage creativity, and also reflect and preserve the collective artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage of the community.
Organizations that foster, nurture and sustain artistic excellence or support research, education and public programs in the humanities and create a climate in which the arts and humanities may flourish and be experienced and enjoyed by the public. Included are groups which support design arts, dance, expansion arts, folk arts, media arts (film, radio and television), museums, music, opera/musical theatre, theatre and the visual arts as well as the humanities including literature, history, philosophy, theology, modern and classical languages, archaeology, linguistics, jurisprudence and the social sciences.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.