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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Recognizing our Grants

Recognizing our Grants

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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. Please visit MCA at mdarts.org contact MCA 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 msac.commerce@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 Email:

Instructions: 

Specifications:

Photos

  • File Format: .jpg or .tif. (We cannot accept gifs or png files.)
  • Minimum file size: 900 x 1400 pixels at 300 dpi

Videos

  • File Format: .mov, .mp4 or .m4v
  • Maximum file size: 30 second duration and up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second

Caption Requirements:

  • Name of organization
  • Name of event, title(s) of artwork or production pictured
  • If photo or video must be credited, photographer's name
  • Description for each image not to exceed 25 words in length

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

 

Promoting Events

We love promoting our grantees events! If there's anything in particular you'd like for us to share on social media, you can fill out the Social Media Request Form or contact Amelia, amelia.rambissoon@maryland.gov. 

If you have upcoming events/activities/calls to action you'd like us to include in our monthly e-newsletter, feel free to fill out this form and check the appropriate box for "newsletter" or send directly to Kayla at kayla.morgan@maryland.gov. As a rule of thumb, we typically need information for the newsletter 2-3 weeks prior to sending on the 1st of the month. If you have anything for November, please send details by the 15th of the month prior to the event, or as soon as possible to ensure we can include.

If you would like an event to populate on our msac.org online event calendar, please submit the appropriate request to the visitmaryland.org website. Once approved, your event will appear on both the Department of Commerce and Maryland State Arts Council online event calendars.

Finally, be sure that you are subscribed to receive correspondence from MSAC by filling out a form here.

We look forward to hearing more from you!

 
 

 

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