3381.01 Arts and cultural affairs definitions.

As used in sections 3381.01 to 3381.22 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Arts or cultural organization" means:

(1) Any corporation, organization, association, or institution that:

(a) Provides programs or activities in areas directly concerned with the arts or cultural heritage; and

(b) Is not for profit and whose net earnings may not lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder, member, or individual.

(2) Any arts or cultural councils that satisfy the requirement of division (A)(1)(b) of this section.

(B) "Arts or cultural heritage" includes, but is not limited to, literature, theater, music, dance, ballet, painting, sculpture, photography, motion pictures, architecture, archaeology, history, natural history, or the natural sciences.

(C) "Arts and cultural district" means the territory of the counties, municipal corporations, or townships that have created a regional arts and cultural district under section 3381.03 or 3381.04 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Regional arts and cultural district" or "district" means a regional arts and cultural district created under section 3381.03 or 3381.04 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Artistic or cultural facility" or "facility" includes, but is not limited to, a performing arts center, a concert hall, a museum, a living arts center, and other property, improvements, or facilities used in connection therewith.

(F) "Qualifying arts or cultural organization" means any arts or cultural organization whose income is exempt from federal income taxation, has been in existence for at least three years or is a successor to an arts or cultural organization which had been in existence for at least five years, and has a permanent and viable base of operations within an arts and cultural district.

Effective Date: 10-06-1980