Art Group (Art) was a sub-bureau of COMPNOR's Coalition for Progress responsible for reporting on the suitability of artistic expression within the Empire. It was noted for its austere tenets and inflexible criteria.
In Art Group's early years following the Clone Wars, when an Art agent had a scathing report on a piece of art, a distinctive red holo-label was affixed to the work in question. Among the underground, this act was referred to as "drawing a scarlet," and was viewed as a laudable achievement among counterculture artists chafing under Imperial restrictions.
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy (First mentioned)