Glossary of Terms

This glossary addresses terms for help when filling out your application.

INTERDISCIPLINARY: Pertaining to art forms/art works that integrate more than one arts discipline to form a single work (e.g., collaboration between/among the performing and/or visual arts).

MULTIDISCIPLINARY: Pertaining to grants that include activities in more than one discipline (e.g., general operating support for organizations sponsoring a variety of projects in different discipline areas.) Used when the majority of activities funded by the grant cannot be attributed to a single discipline.

FOLK/TRADITIONAL ARTS: Pertaining to oral, customary, material, and performance traditions informally learned and transmitted in contexts characteristic of ethnic, religious, linguistic, occupational, and/or regional groups. For dance, music, crafts/visual arts and oral traditions that meet the above criteria, use the sub codes 12A-12D. For other folk life or traditional art forms not itemized below (such as specific occupational arts, vernacular architecture, folk/traditional theater or the performing art forms), use the main code of 12.

YOUTH BENEFITING: The total number of children and youth (including people under 18 years old, student, participants, and audience members) benefiting directly from the funded project. This figure should reflect a portion of the total number reported in the individuals benefiting field.

INDIVIDUALS BENEFITING: The total number of individuals who were directly involved in the funded activity as artists, non-artist project participants or audience members between the grant or project start and end dates.

TIP – Figures should encompass only those individuals directly affected by or involved in the funded activity, and should include the totals from the Artists Participating and Youth Benefiting fields. Include actual audience numbers based on paid/free admissions or seats filled. Avoid inflated numbers, and do not double-count repeat attendees. If actual figures or reliable estimates cannot be secured, leave this field blank or enter a "-1" to indicate that data is not available.

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING: The total number of artists directly involved in providing art or artistic services specifically identified with the project. Include living artists whose work is represented, regardless of whether the work was provided by the artist or by an institution.

Project Descriptors

P- Presenting/Touring: Grants or services resulting in the movement of artists and artwork for performances, readings, screenings, exhibits, etc., in different geographic areas. Use this code to indicate funds awarded for either the hosting/presentation of works originating outside of the grantee community or for the fees paid to artists or arts organizations that will, themselves, be touring in different areas.

Y-Youth at Risk: Grants or services designed primarily to serve at-risk-youth. Include art-related-intervention programs (for violence, drug/alcohol, abuse and crime) as well as other creative programming specifically involving at-risk youth as primary project participants or beneficiaries.

A- Accessibility: Grants or services related to compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act 504 or other activities designed to increase access to the arts for persons with disabilities. Activities may include, but is not limited to, signage, tactile exhibitions, Braille, and computer programming for the disable.

T- Technology: Grants or services using technology for the creation or dissemination of artwork or the use of technology for organizational management purposes, such as web-site development and management.

I- International: Programs or activities supporting any of the following: grantees visiting other countries, foreign artists visiting the USA, cultural exchange programs, linkages with artists or institutions in other countries, or establishing/administering international programs within your own agency.

TIP – This (International) field replaces the previously used Presenting/Touring and International Activity fields. Multiple codes can be chosen in this field.

The total dollar amount of money spent to support the project. This includes: 

  1. all personnel costs including artists, clerical and technical staff, and consultants;
  2. all fees, licenses, etc.;
  3. all money for space rental, travel, marketing, and advertising; 
  4. all capital expenditures and acquisitions; 
  5. all remaining costs that do not fit into the above categories.

The total dollar amount of money received to support the project. This includes: 

  1. all federal, state, and local government funds, including those funds listed under Grant Amount Spent; 
  2. all corporate, foundation, and other private money;
  3. all money from admissions, subscriptions, ticket sales, etc.;
  4. all money received from the sale of services produced from this project; 
  5. all cash applicant has devoted in support of this project; 
  6. all revenue derived from sales associated with the project such as concessions, parking, T- shirts, gift shop income, etc.

The estimated dollar value of services or materials contributed in support of the project. These services or materials should never include cash contributions. In-kind contributions can include a wide variety of services or materials to include, but not limited to, clerical/administrative services, hauling, paint, studio space, donated products, food, donated marketing, etc.

Identify any items/terms that applies to your specific project that is not listed.