Arts: all forms of creative and interpretative expression (from the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014, section 4).
Artform: one of various forms of arts practice.
Community: a community may be based around a place, a cultural tradition, or commonly held interests or experiences.
Ethnicity: an ethnic group is made up of people who have some or all of the following characteristics:
- a common proper name
- one or more elements of common culture, which may include religion, customs or language
- a unique community of interests, feelings and actions
- a shared sense of common origins or ancestry
- a common geographic origin.
Genre: a category of artistic, musical or literary composition characterised by a particular style, form or content; a kind or type of work.
Heritage arts: artistic expressions and forms reflecting a particular cultural tradition or traditions that continue to be celebrated and practised by New Zealand artists and practitioners, and that are appreciated and supported by New Zealand communities.
Masterclasses: classes, workshops, seminars or other training offered by experienced and respected artists and practitioners (see also Wānanga).
Project: A self-contained activity that is time bound with an identifiable start and end date.
Territorial authority: a district or city council.
Wānanga: a Māori term for a forum or workshop.