An extraordinary ability – in arts, athletics, business, education, or sciences – will be needed. Achievement of the extraordinary level will be needed in the case of a foreign national in the motion picture or television industry. Due evidence will have to be provided to establish that the ability or achievement is indeed extraordinary.
For the purposes of an O-1 visa, ‘arts’ implies any field of creative endeavor. This includes, but is not limited to, fine arts, culinary arts, performing arts, and visual arts.
In addition to the principal creators and performers, there are other essential persons that also come under the category of arts for O-1 eligibility. For example, directors, musical supervisors, stage technicians etc.