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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XVIII
PUBLIC LANDS AND PROPERTY
Chapter 265
MEMORIALS, MUSEUMS, AND ARTS AND CULTURE
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F.S. 265.283
265.283 Definitions.The following definitions shall apply to ss. 265.281-265.703:
(1) “Arts and cultural disciplines” include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, folk arts, photography, crafts, media arts, visual arts, programs of museums, and other such allied, major art forms.
(2) “Arts in education grants” means grants used to cultivate the learning and artistic development of all students and teachers by promoting, encouraging, and supporting arts and culture as an integral part of education and lifelong learning for residents and visitors.
(3) “Council” means the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
(4) “Cultural support grants” means grants that provide support for general programs and specific cultural projects.
(5) “Culture Builds Florida grants” means grants used for the purpose of connecting the arts to key areas of the division’s long-term strategic plan.
(6) “Department” means the Department of State.
(7) “Director” means the Director of the Division of Arts and Culture of the Department of State.
(8) “Division” means the Division of Arts and Culture of the Department of State.
(9) “Folklife” means the traditional expressive culture shared within the various groups in Florida: familial, ethnic, occupational, religious, and regional. Expressive culture includes a wide range of creative and symbolic forms such as custom, belief, technical skill, language, literature, art, architecture, music, play, dance, drama, ritual, pageantry, and handicraft, which forms are generally learned orally, by imitation, or in performance and are maintained or perpetuated without formal instruction or institutional direction.
(10) “Historical museum” means a department or agency of state or local government or a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida and operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of sponsoring, producing, and exhibiting educational programs that are related to the historical resources of Florida.
(11) “Local arts agency” means a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida and operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of strengthening, supporting, and stabilizing the activities of one or more county art and cultural constituencies.
(12) “Panel” means a grant review panel.
(13) “Science museum” means a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida and operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of sponsoring, producing, and exhibiting programs for the observation and study of various types of natural science and science technology.
(14) “Secretary” means the Secretary of State.
(15) “State service organization” means a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of implementing programs that have cultural significance and that emphasize American creativity and the maintenance and encouragement of professional excellence.
(16) “State touring program grants” means grants used to provide performances, activities, and exhibitions by Florida artists to communities.
(17) “Underserved arts community assistance program grants” means grants used by qualified organizations under the Rural Economic Development Initiative, pursuant to ss. 288.0656 and 288.06561, for the purpose of economic and organizational development for underserved cultural organizations.
(18) “Youth and children’s museum” means a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida and operating on a permanent basis for the primary purpose of sponsoring, producing, and exhibiting multidisciplinary and participatory programs for visitors who are 6 months to 15 years old, and their families, teachers, and caregivers.
History.s. 1, ch. 80-319; s. 1, ch. 81-127; s. 8, ch. 90-267; s. 5, ch. 2009-72; s. 5, ch. 2021-71.