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Artist Services

Programs that provide technical services, subsistence funding, studios or living facilities and/or other services for individual artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other performers; or support organizations that produce, present, or support, dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual and related arts.

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Arts Festivals

Programs that sponsor events which feature activities for the entire family including dance and music performances, storytelling, mime, children's theatre, comedy, drama, visual arts, film, poetry, multi-cultural programs, laser shows, parades, participatory processions, workshops and exhibits. Includes First Night Celebrations which are annual events in communities throughout the country which celebrate the arrival of the New Year through a festival of the arts. Participants are encouraged to create masks, wear costumes and paint their faces in honour of the occasion. The festival typically concludes with a countdown to midnight and a fireworks finale.

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Cultural Heritage Programs

Programs that support and celebrate the diversity of the community's social, artistic and intellectual inheritance.

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Dance Performances

Programs that offer performances which feature ballet groups, folk ensembles, modern dance troupes and other dance groups.

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Film Presentations

Programs that encourage new, foreign and independent filmmakers through the organization and presentation of film expositions and festivals or which show old or difficult to obtain films in noncommercial facilities, generally at somewhat reduced prices. Also included are libraries and other community organizations that show movies for children, adolescents or adults for the purpose of entertainment and movie theatres that operate on a commercial basis.

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Historic Preservation

Programs that acquire, protect, maintain and, where necessary, restore buildings, structures, art and cultural objects, landscapes, sites or entire districts that have historical, architectural, archaeological, engineering, cultural, or artistic significance for the enjoyment and edification of current and future generations.

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Music Performances

Community or university-based programs or organizations operating on a commercial basis that offer classical, jazz, folk or rock concerts or other types of musical productions. Also included are programs that arrange for music festivals which are often organized thematically within a prescribed period of time and music competitions that are staged as public performances.

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Theatre Performances

Community and university-based programs or organizations operating on a commercial basis that offer plays and stage productions including Broadway shows, drama, comedy and musicals as well as mime, performance art and other theatre forms. Also included are organizations that arrange for theatre festivals or special theatrical productions for school children, older adults, people with disabilities and other groups; or which sponsor productions in parks or other community locations including institutions.

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Visual Arts

Programs that support, promote, provide access to and encourage the enjoyment of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, crafts, architectural works and other visual art forms.

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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.


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