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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Recognizing our Grants

Recognizing our Grants

 

Guidelines for Recognition of Our Grants 

Below are guidelines for MSAC Acknowledgement upon receipt of a Grant. For any additional requirements, please refer to your Action Item List that you received with your Grant Agreement Form. With any questions, please contact Dana Parsons: dana.parsons@maryland.gov.

If you have received a grant from us, acknowledgement must be provided in three ways:

  • On Print Materials

    • Acknowledgment of MSAC must be prominently displayed in all materials and announcements for your funded project.

    • If receiving general operating or arts program support, MSAC acknowledgement must be included on all print materials, announcements, videos, reports, presentations, and press releases.

      • Size 12 Font minimum

      • Logo Required (available for download below)

        • Minimum Specs of 2”x2”

      • Minimum Language Requirements

      • "This [performance, project, event, organization, etc.] is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)" OR

      • "Thank you MSAC! To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org."

      • For other language approval, please email dana.parsons@maryland.gov.

  • Connected to Online Presence

    • Acknowledgment of MSAC must be prominently displayed on the organization/project website and any online reference to supported programming/projects.

    • If receiving general operating or arts program support, MSAC acknowledgement must be included on the home page of the organization or project.

      • Size 10 Font minimum

      • Logo Required (available for download below)

        • Minimum Specs of 2”x2”

      • Minimum Language Requirements

      • "This [performance, project, event, organization, etc.] is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)" OR

      • "Thank you MSAC! To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org."

      • For other language approval, please email dana.parsons@maryland.gov.

    • Include a hyperlink to the MSAC website (https://www.msac.org/).

    • Social Media Connections

      • Include the MSAC hashtag (#mdartscouncil) on all Social Media Posts related to the organization or arts programming.

      • For program or project grants, include one social media post (on any preferred platform) that includes the specified language above and tag MSAC (@mdartscouncil).

      • For general operating support, include one social media post per month (on any preferred platform) that includes the specified language above and tag MSAC (@mdartscouncil).

  • Verbal Acknowledgement

    • Acknowledgment of MSAC must be made verbally at any special events, oral presentations, radio or television interviews, and public meetings.

      • "This [performance, project, event, organization, etc.] is supported in part the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit them at msac.org."

Logos for Download

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MSAC EPS logo (horizontal)

MSAC EPS logo (vertical) 

MSAC JPEG logo (horizontal)

MSAC JPEG logo (vertical) 

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MSAC EPS logo (horizonal)

MSAC EPS logo (vertical)

MSAC JPEG logo (horizontal)

MSAC JPEG logo (vertical)

Other Acknowledgements:

  • Thank You Letter

    • We encourage you to send letters to your state legislators thanking them for the State's investment in the arts and informing them of the impact state funding has had on your organization and constituents. Use specific examples from the past fiscal year of your work making an impact on individuals or groups in your community. You can find elected officials' contact information by visiting mdelect.net. 

  • Maryland Citizens for the Arts

    • MSAC is thankful for the yearly advocacy work of Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) during the Maryland General Assembly Session. Through their work, MCA has helped to promote and educate the general public and lawmakers around the importance of state investment in the arts through a strong appropriation to MSAC. Their work has been crucial to our success. You may wish to consider supporting MCA by becoming an annual member, or by renewing your annual membership. The support of member organizations helps MCA to continue their critical advocacy and educational work for the arts. You can contact them directly at info@mdarts.org.

  • Invite MSAC

    • Please consider inviting MSAC Staff and Board Members to any public event that may include donor recognition as part of the programming. Public acknowledgement of MSAC funding, particularly when a staff, board member, or local legislator is present, allows arts audiences to understand the connection between the vote they cast for local officials, the local official’s support of MSAC funding, and how that funding returns to the communities of arts-connected constituents. Please send all invitations to okeena.stephenson@maryland.gov.

  • Reminders

  • Post your events and programs on the MSAC Calendar!

    • MSAC grantee organizations and individuals should post programs and events on our calendar, which appears on the MSAC homepage. This is a shared calendar with the Maryland Office of Tourism and the calendar receives thousands of visitors each day.  Events posted on the calendar are also considered to be featured in MSAC news.

    • Download Calendar Posting Directions​​​​

  • Share Your Photos and Videos With Us!

    • Share via Dropbox Directions:

Log into your Dropbox account

Create a folder called "YourOrgName_MSAC" (for example, "MarylandDance_MSAC")

Select and add 5 high-resolution photos (.jpg or .tif files, minimum 900 x 1400 pixels at 300 dpi) and/or 2 videos (under 30 seconds each).

Once added, rename the files (for example, MarylandDance1, MarylandDance2, etc.)

Create a Word document containing captions for each numbered photo (see requirements below). Add it to the "YourOrgName_MSAC" folder.

Print, sign and scan the License & Release Form. Add it to the "YourOrgName_MSAC" folder.

Share the link to your Dropbox folder with msac.commerce@maryland.gov

LICENSE AND RELEASE_Updated July 2018.pdf

 

Photo Specifications:

File Format: .jpg or .tif. (We cannot accept gifs or png files.)

Minimum file size: 900 x 1400 pixels at 300 dpi

Caption Requirements

Name of organization

Name of event, title(s) of artwork or production pictured

If photo must be credited, photographer's name

(Optional) Description for each image not to exceed 25 words in length

Example:  American Visionary Art Museum presents Flicks on The Hill, photo by Nick Prevas.

 
 

 

Downloadable Materials: