Code of the District of Columbia

§ 39–202. Definitions.

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*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Administrative costs" includes federal grant funds, intra-district funds, special purpose revenue funds, and local funds needed to support the functions of the Commission, to include agency-management, information-technology, contracting, and staffing costs, and funding for arts learning and outreach programs.

(2) "Arts" includes instrumental music, vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, industrial design, costume and fashion design, media and film, and sound recording; disciplines related to the presentation, performance, execution, exhibition of those major art forms; and the study and application of the arts to the human environment.

(3) Repealed.

(4) "Commission" means the Commission on the Arts and Humanities established by § 39-203.

(5) "Executive Director" means the executive director appointed pursuant to § 39-205(a).

(6) "Grant-managing entity" means the District's humanities council (the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., or any successor organization), which shall make subgrants pursuant to § 39-205.02.

(7) "Humanities" includes the study of ancient or modern languages, literature, philosophy, history, human geography, archeology, jurisprudence, religion, law, ethics, the history, criticism, theory, and practice of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences that have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

(8) "Humanities Grant Program" means the grant program established by § 39-205.02.

(9) Repealed.

(10) "Public art" means sculptures, murals, mosaics, bas-reliefs, frescoes, tapestries, monuments, fountains, environmental designs, and other visual art forms that are intended to enhance the aesthetic quality of a public building, park, street, sidewalk, or other public place with which they are physically or spatially connected. The term "public art" does not include landscape design or the incidental ornamentation of functional structural elements or accessories unless designed by a visual artist as part of an artwork design authorized by the Commission.