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Schools of the Arts

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.

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Tourism Development

Programs that provide tourism marketing and development strategies for local communities. Also included are programs that provide incentives for the development or expansion of tourist facilities, usually cultural or historic sites, areas of scenic beauty or distinctive natural phenomena, theme parks, amusement parks, venues for theatrical or music productions, botanical gardens, and cultural and educational centres.

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Civic Centres

Facilities within cities, towns and other municipalities where residents of the community and visitors gather for social, business and cultural activities and/or to conduct the business of government, obtain services, seek justice and participate in the democratic process. Facilities may include city hall buildings, courthouses, exhibit halls, museums, special libraries, galleries, theatres, music centres and sports venues as well as hotels and restaurants.

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Arts/Humanities Councils

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.

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Arts Associations

Organizations whose members are individual professionals or agencies associated with the arts who have affiliated for the purpose of fostering knowledge about and appreciation of artistic expression within their particular field, establishing standards of excellence, recognizing outstanding contributions, promoting career development, and otherwise supporting the interests of members. Members may include individual professionals (e.g., artists, singers, instrumentalists, actors, dance professionals, mime artists, conductors); organizations representative of the visual or performing arts or other arts fields (e.g., dance or theatre troupes, symphony orchestras, art museums, choral groups), or dealers, collectors, producers, distributors, arts facility managers or others working in the arts field or who are patrons of the arts.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.