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Experts Directory: Arts Activities

Getting Started

  • First, set your profile privacy and prepare your public profile. Visit the Profiles page for help.
  • Then, add activities to your profile. See below for common arts-related activity types.


Activity Types for Arts Activities

Experts Directory has four modules: Scholarly & Creative Works, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities. Within each module are a variety of activity types. The types listed below may be useful for documenting creative work, but are not comprehensive. (Visit Activity Type Definitions for a full list with definitions.) If you do not see these arts activity types in Experts Directory, please contact support.


Scholarly & Creative Works

General notes:

  • If you created the work, check the box at the top that indicates that you are its "author."
  • Publication date is the date the work was completed, released, or made available to the public.
  • To see examples of some of these activities, use the "find a colleague" feature to go to the Arts Test User profile (login required).


Activity Type Description


Musical compositions, not drawings, which are classed as objects.


Designs of all types including architectural and graphic design.


Curation of exhibitions as well as participation in exhibitions. Edit Authors to indicate your creative contribution(s) such as artist, curator, designer, etc.

Internet Publications

Works published online that do not fit into an existing activity type (such as journal article, video/audio/media, interview, etc).


Paintings, prints, sculptures, models, and other two- and three-dimensional artworks, including public art.


Musical, dance, and theatrical performances as well as performance art. Edit Authors to indicate your creative contribution(s) such as composer, conductor, musician, or vocalist.
Projects Projects and collaborations such as portfolios.
Reports Preservation plans, site documentation, and other reports.
Videos / Audio / Media Use this type when the primary medium is video or audio or multimedia. Do not use this type for a video recording of a performance -- instead enter that work as a performance.
Other If you cannot categorize your creative work in another existing type, use other. However, using an existing named category enhances university reporting and may contribute toward a better understanding of the scholarly value of creative activity. If you feel that a new type needs to be added, please Contact Support.

Awarded grants processed by the university are automatically entered as "Grants," but proposed or unfunded grants must be entered manually. For more information, see Grant Types.


Professional Activities

Many professional activities will fall under committee work, for which you can use the type "Memberships: Committee.' Other relevant types are noted below. For a all available Professional Activities, see Professional Activity Types.

  • Awards

  • Event Administration

  • Event Judging - This includes participation in studio critiques or reviews.

  • Event Participation

  • Interviews / Media appearances

  • Partnerships

  • Popular Press

  • Projects


Teaching Activities

For details, see Teaching Activity Types. Courses appear automatically in your Experts Directory profile. For some team-taught courses, you may need to add additional instructors who do not appear in Banner. For instructions see, Add an Experts Directory User to a Course Taught.

  • Development of new courses / trainings

  • Development of new instructional materials

  • Development of new programs

  • Other teaching / trainings - This includes classes taught in non-university settings.

  • Non-OSU course taught - This is limited to courses taught at other universities.


Labels are useful for recording the scope of extension and engagement for an activity. Please consider applying these labels even if your activity is not officially associated with the OSU Extension.


How to Add Labels to Activities

Click Labels located below any publication or activity record,

  • Screenshot of Labels tab

Then click the pencil icon to add a label.

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels with pencil edit icon highlighted

In the box that pops up, start typing one of the available labels below. You must click Add to save the label.

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels Search

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels add button


Extension & Engagement Labels

Add the Extension & Engagement Labels below to any publication, professional activity, grant, or teaching activity. Select as many as apply.

Engagement Type

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Participatory
  • Community Research
  • Extension
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad
  • Study Away

University Scope

  • Department
  • College
  • University
  • OSU System
  • Regents

External Scope

  • Local Organization
  • Industry
  • City
  • Multi-city
  • County
  • Multi-county
  • State
  • Multi-state
  • Regional
  • National
  • Tribal Nations
  • International
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Labels

The labels below are currently available under the UN Sustainable Development Goals label scheme.

  • SDG-01: No Poverty
  • SDG-02: Zero Hunger
  • SDG-03: Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG-04: Quality Education
  • SDG-05: Gender Equality
  • SDG-06: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG-07: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG-08: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG-09: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG-10: Reduced Inequality
  • SDG-11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG-12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG-13: Climate Action
  • SDG-14: Life Below Water
  • SDG-15: Life on Land
  • SDG-16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • SDG-17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal