Organizations that promote artistic expression within a particular ethnic community; work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally or nationally; and encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among the youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
Key words: Ancient Order of Hibernians; Cultural Awareness; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Centers; Cultural Fairs; Ethnic Awareness; Ethnic Fairs; Heritage; National Day Celebrations
Scope notes: USE for organizations that offer cultural education programs that can include language instruction but are not limited to language instruction. For language instruction only USE A70 (Humanitites).
USE for multi-discipline cultural and ethnic organizations. For organizations whose program activity is limited to one discipline, code using the appropriate discipline code. For example, an organization that promotes spanish art, music, and dance is coded here, an organization that promotes only Flamenco dancing is coded as a dance organization, A62.
USE for all ethnic fairs and festivals.
Excludes: International cultural exchange. Use International Cultural Exchange (Q21).
Excludes: Culturally-specific business leagues. Use the major group designation, or Chambers of Commerce & Business Leagues (S41) if a major group designation cannot be determined (e.g. use E03 for Jamaican Association of Health Care Professionals). (rev 2007)
See also: Art Museums; Dance; Fairs; Humanities; Intergroup & Race Relations; International Cultural Exchange; Bands & Ensembles; Museums; Chambers of Commerce & Business Leagues