Accumulated Organization Debt: An organization's long-term debt liability.
Advocacy: Communication making one's own views count in the decision-making process.
Apprentice: Someone who has some experience with an art form and wishes to further his or her knowledge or skills.
Applicant Cash: Funds applicant has available to meet project expenses.
Authorizing Official: The person with the authority to legally obligate the applicant.
Block Booking: Arts presenters share expenses and schedule performers who will be in the same area to reduce costs and develop audiences.
Capital Expenditures: Costs or expenses for the acquisition of, modification or improvements to, real property or its fixtures. Funds used to purchase equipment that is defined as an article of tangible, nonexpendable, personal property having a useful life of more than one year and costing $5,000 or more (see Equipment).
Certified Financial Statement:Annual organizational year-end financial statement from the completed fiscal year. It includes a profit and loss statement, balance sheet of assets, debts, liabilities, and retained earnings. Footnotes and explanations of variances from previous year are encouraged. It must be signed as certified or audited by an independent authority, such as an accountant, board member, fiscal officer, or treasurer. The person who prepared the statement cannot certify that it is a true representation of the organization’s financial standing.
Community: Familial, ethnic, social, religious, or occupational groups conscious of their identity that gives them a sense of “belonging to” a certain region, city, tradition, occupation, religious belief, ethnic, or linguistic group
Community Arts: Practices and performances that represent and enhance the cultural life and heritage of a community.
Community Access: The opportunity provided to all who live in a community to participate in the arts, events, education, and life of the community, regardless of ability, gender, economics, geographic, or social circumstance.
Contracted Services Revenue: Includes the sale of workshops, classes, or other services performed by the organization to other community organizations; government contracts for specific services; performance or residency fees; or tuition.
Creative Nonfiction: Writing that uses literary devices available to poets and fiction writers that does not alter true and accurate information. Although the story may lack objectivity or balance, nothing is made up.
Cultural Planning: A structured process involving the community in the identification of cultural resources, and the need to create a plan and set priorities for actions that address their cultural needs.
Documentary: Includes any cinematographic work or sound recording that conveys factual information and analysis related to actual events or issues. For our granting purposes, work must be artistic, not historical or academic.
Earned Income: Revenue from sales of admissions, tickets, subscriptions, and memberships.
Equipment: An article of nonexpendable, tangible property having a useful life of more than one year.
Employer Identification Number (EIN): Number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.
Ethnic Group: Any social group based on perceptions of shared ancestry, cultural traditions, and a common history that distinguishes that particular group.
Production: For costumes, sets, lights, props, framing, installation, and so forth.
Space Rental: project-specific payments for the rental of office, rehearsal, theater, hall, gallery, and other space.
Remaining Operating Expenses: All project-specific expenses not listed elsewhere, such as scripts and scores, lumber and nails, shipping and trucking, and equipment rental.
Travel: All appropriate costs associated with the applicant's activity, project, program, or service.
Feasibility Study: An analysis to determine if a project is possible.
Fieldwork: Research that involves observing and interviewing members of any particular group to collect information and assist in the preservation of their cultural practices.
Final Report: The Final Descriptive Report (FDR) that recipients must submit to the Commission within the fiscal year of the grant (July 31) or within 30 days after completion of a project or activity.Fiscal Agent: An eligible, tax-exempt organization used as an umbrella by an organization that does not have its own tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. (See Legal Requirements.)
FTE (Full Time Equivalent): A position that has a paid schedule of 40 hours a week. Part-time positions are based on fractions of 40 hours, such as 20 paid hours equal a 1/2 FTE.
Folk Traditional Arts: are those artistic expressions that demonstrate an affiliation with established and newcomer communities, values, and aesthetics, such as vernacular architecture, crafts, tools and trades, occupational practices and poetry, community, religious, and civic celebrations; jokes, stories, rhymes, games, food preservation, preparation and presentation. Idaho examples include powwow games, dances and contests; trappings of hunting and fishing, cradleboards, dance, moccasin construction; bead, porcupine hair and quill, feather, and hide regalia. Saddlemaking and other cowboy and horse gear; boot, knife and hat making; rawhide braiding, chip and chainsaw carving, waterfowl decoys, music, song, and dance. Community festivals include Diwali, Kwanza, Chanukah, Día de los Muertos, rodeos and jaripeos. African-style hair braiding; fly-tying; rosemaling; quilting; and ephemeral paper crafts.
Folklife: Concerns the traditions, art, celebrations, and culture shared by the different groups who live in a community. It includes their customs, stories, beliefs, skills, working traditions, language use, rituals, crafts, music, foodways, songs, dances, and architecture of their community.
Idaho K-12 Fine Arts Framework: A State Department of Education publication designed to help schools develop their fine arts curriculum in visual art, dance, music, and theater, and formulate realistic arts education goals for their students.
- Cash contributions are project-specific from private persons, or gross proceeds from fund-raising events. Applicant must identify the source of the contribution and keep appropriate documentation on file.
- Foundation and Corporate cash contributions or a proportionate share of such contributions, given by private foundations or businesses.
- In-Kind contributions are goods and services, donated by individuals and organizations other than the applicant, that can be given a cash value. They directly benefit the proposed activity, demonstrate community support, and must correspond with project expenses.
In-service: Professional development training.
Integrated Arts Education: When the arts are used with traditional academic approaches to help students better understand a particular subject or theme.
Interdisciplinary Arts: Art that integrates different disciplines to produce a single work of art, including performances.
Literature: Genres eligible for literary awards are fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and cowboy poetry (journalism, documentary narrative, writing intended for youth, and scholarly writing are ineligible).
Master Artists: Those recognized by their communities or their peers as the best in their discipline.
Media: For our granting purposes, this includes audio, filmmaking, media installation, screenwriting, and video.
Minority Groups: Persons who share national origin, language, ethnicity, religious belief, ability, or social economic status different from most in the community.
National Standards for Arts Education: A statement of what preschool through grade twelve students should know and be able to do in four art disciplines: dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. Speaks to content and achievement.top
Occupational Art: Expressive of the aesthetics and practices of those in certain occupations or trades.
Oral and Performance Traditions: Song and instrumental music, dance, games, play, strategy, and the spoken word, including folk and traditional storytelling.
Other Operational Expenses: Major items not included in the application. Refer to the grant category definition and limitations. Generally, expenses directly support the project, season, or professional development and may be included if such expenses are allowed. Do not include capital purchases, lobbying, or capital fund-raising items.
Outside Fees and Services: Project-specific payments to firms or persons for the services of artists, technical personnel, or other professionals not normally employed by the applicant.
Performing Artists: Includes dancers and choreographers, actors, playwrights, set and costume designers, composers, and performers.
- Administrative: payments of proportionate or appropriate share of employees' salaries, wages, and benefits.
- Artistic: payments for employees' salaries, wages, and benefits made to artistic directors, conductors, directors, curators, dance masters, composers, choreographers, designers, video artists, film makers, etc.
- Technical/Production: payments for employees’ salaries, wages, and benefits made to technical directors, wardrobe, lighting, and sound crews, stage members, and similar technical management personnel.
Presenter: A nonprofit organization that engages in touring performing or non-performing artists, pays
Professional Artists: Those who derive their identity as an artist or a significant portion of their livelihood from artistic activity. Résumé, work history, and oral testimony assist the panelists to determine status.
Revenue: Funds derived from gift shops or catalog sales, advertising space in programs, investment income, concessions, parking, and other revenues.
Risk-Taking Project: Risk can be of an artistic or financial nature expanding organizational programming and taking its audiences in new directions.
Rural: Counties that have no cities with populations of 20,000 or more. Cities with populations smaller than 5,000.
Supplies: Expendable materials used in the artistic process that are depleted through the course of their use, such as such as clay, paper, pens, pencils, paints, strings, reeds, canvas, etc.
Tradition Bearers: Those recognized for their knowledge of the traditions and oral history of their community, or who are qualified to provide information and pass on their knowledge and skills because of their distinguished role in the community.
Underserved: As defined by the NEA, a community in which individuals lack access to arts programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, or disability.
University Applicant: An applicant group that exists within a university or college, such as a department, program, or student organization. See Funding for Organizations, College and Universities.
Visual Artists: Includes painters, crafters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, video artists, architects, ceramists, metal smiths, paper, glass, and fiber artists, mixed media artists, glass artists, designers, book artists, installation artists, artists working in new technologies, outsider or visionary artists, and traditional craft.
Work Sample: Items required and necessary for panel to evaluate quality of artwork associated with an application. This includes slides, digital images, photographs, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, manuscripts, etc.
Youth at Risk: Youth exposed to factors that may increase their tendency to engage in problem or delinquent behaviors.
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