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Researching Arts Organizations: Comparable Organizations

Creating Lists of Organizations

NTEE Categories

The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system is used by the IRS and NCCS to classify nonprofit organizations.

Codes for the Arts

Cause Area - Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Subcause examples - Art museums, Performing Arts Centers

NAICS codes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used to classify business establishments by the U.S. government. Find the NAICS codes through this lookup tool. You will also find a company's NAICS codes on any company profile page in databases like Mergent Intellect.

Here are some commonly used NAICS codes for arts organizations:

  • 711110 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
  • 711120 Dance Companies
  • 711130 Musical Groups and Artists
  • 711190 Other Performing Arts Companies
  • 711310 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities
  • 711320 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events without Facilities
  • 711410 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
  • 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
  • 712110 Museums