The following definitions shall apply throughout Title 30 WAC:
"Accession" means to formally acquire a work of art for the state art collection, including the action of assigning an accession or control number to the work of art.
"Appeal procedure" means the procedure as established in WAC 30-12-036
(Request for review of denied applications) whereby an applicant may request a review of a denied application.
"Application form" means the printed or electronic forms created and published by staff to be used in commission program applications.
"Application guidelines" means the published document that provides the public with information on how to apply for commission programs, including eligibility requirements, review criteria, deadlines, timelines, and appeal procedure. Application guidelines may be published in a printed format and/or in electronic format accessible through the commission's web site.
"Art advisory committee" means a committee formed by staff and a partner agency to develop plans and overall project specifications, and to make funding allocation decisions related to the state art collection.
"Art in public places program" means the visual art program of the commission established by the legislature in RCW 43.46.090
to acquire works of art and to develop, administer, and operate the state art collection.
"Art selection committee" means a committee formed by a partner agency, and approved by staff, to review and select artists to create works of art for the state art collection, or to review and select works of art for or from the state art collection, through a process facilitated by staff.
"Artistic excellence" means evidence of some or all of the following: Mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to process and presentation, and/or communication of unique vision or perspective.
"Artistic merit" means evidence of some or all of the following: Potential impact on the artistic and/or cultural development of a community or individuals; and/or potential to broaden access to, expand and diversify the audiences for, and/or strengthen communities through the arts.
"Arts professional" means an individual who has professional work experience in the arts or an arts-related field.
"Board" means the board of commissioners, consisting of nineteen members appointed by the governor and four members of the legislature appointed to the Washington state arts commission pursuant to RCW 43.46.015
"Chair" means the chair of the board, elected pursuant to WAC 30-08-050
and fulfilling duties as established in Title 30 WAC.
"Collections management" means the ongoing care, preservation, and maintenance of the state art collection, including activities such as the management of conservation, restoration, deaccession, documentation, inventory, labeling, loans, and re-siting of works of art.
"Commission" means the collective entity of the Washington state arts commission, including the board, executive director, and staff.
"Commissioner" means an individual appointed to the board of the Washington state arts commission.
"Conservation" means treatment of malfunctioning or damaged works of art for the purpose of bringing them to a stable condition so that future routine and special maintenance can be effective. Conservation-related activities may also include examination and documentation.
"Curator" means a qualified visual arts professional with past curatorial experience selected to recommend works of art for acquisition to the state art collection.
"Deaccession" means board action to remove an accessioned work of art from the state art collection.
"Eligibility requirements" means published standards by which applications are reviewed to determine if they meet the minimum required qualifications to apply for a commission program.
"Executive director" means that person employed pursuant to RCW 43.46.045
to carry out the functions of that chapter and Title 30 WAC.
"Grant" means a contract for arts or cultural services between the commission and an organization or individual, awarded through a competitive application process and approved or ratified by the board.
"Inventory" means a periodic survey of the physical state and current location of works of art in the state art collection.
"Nonprofit" means incorporation under the nonprofit laws of the state of Washington or another state, and determination by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that the incorporated entity is exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code.
"Panel" means a group of individuals convened by staff to review applications, nominations, or staff recommendations based on published review criteria, in order to make recommendations to the board or executive director.
"Partner agency" means a state agency, K-12 public school, university, college, community college, or other public entity working with the art in public places program.
"Professional artist" means an individual who has a history of paid work as an artist.
"Public artist roster" means the board approved list of professional artists eligible to create visual works of art for the state art collection.
"Resiting" means the relocation of a work of art in the state art collection within the jurisdiction of a partner agency or between partner agencies.
"Restoration" means treatment that returns a malfunctioning or damaged work of art to a known or assumed state, often through the addition of nonoriginal material.
"Review criteria" means the standards used by panels to evaluate applications, nominations, or staff recommendations.
"Roster" means a list of approved arts professionals who have the skills and experience to address the needs of a specific commission program.
"Routine maintenance" means a regular procedure to preserve a work of art in the state art collection in proper condition: Clean, presentable, and in working order.
"Site responsive" means created, planned, or intended for a particular site. A site responsive work of art addresses both the physical characteristics of its location (size, environment, lighting, public use, etc., of the site) and the community in which it is situated (neighborhood, users of site, historical population, etc.).
"Special maintenance" means anticipated but infrequent activities required to maintain aesthetic and/or structural aspects of the works of art in the state art collection, including integrity of the overall surface and/or individual elements.
"Staff" means employees of the Washington state arts commission, under the direction of the executive director, pursuant to RCW 43.46.045
, employed to carry out the functions of that chapter, and Title 30 WAC.
"Teaching artist" means a professional artist who is dedicated to arts education as an integral part of his/her professional practice, and who has cultivated skills as an educator in concert with skills as an artist.
"Underserved" means populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
"Washington state arts commission" means the collective entity of the Washington state arts commission, including the board and staff.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.46
RCW. WSR 10-23-102, § 30-02-010, filed 11/16/10, effective 12/17/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.46.040
. WSR 95-15-040, § 30-02-010, filed 7/12/95, effective 8/12/95.]