As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the definitions given them:
(a) "arts" means activities resulting in the artistic creation or artistic performance of works of the imagination. Artistic activities include but are not limited to the following forms: music, dance, drama, folk art, architecture and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, costume and fashion design, motion pictures, television, radio, tape and sound recording, activities related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of the art forms, and the study of the arts and their application to the human environment;
(b) "board" means the Board of the Arts;
(c) "director" means the executive director of the board;
(d) "sponsoring organization" means an association, corporation or other group of persons (1) providing an opportunity for citizens of the state to participate in the creation, performance or appreciation of the arts and (2) qualifying as a tax-exempt organization within the meaning of section 290.05, subdivision 2; and
(e) "regional arts council" means an autonomous grassroots organization designated by the board to make final decisions on the use of appropriations for local or regional arts development.