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Public Acknowledgement of RISCA Grant Award

In order to demonstrate the impact of public funding for the arts, successful applicants must help by acknowledging that their organization or programs are being funded by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Your help in acknowledging our funding of your programs will be of benefit to us all.

The purpose of crediting the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island is to provide citizens with an accurate picture of the broad range of activities their tax dollars are being used to support.

In accepting a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts you have agreed to publicly credit RISCA in all printed and promotional material you produce. Failure to comply with all terms of the agreement may jeopardize future funding. Compliance with these requirements will be reviewed when your organization requests grants in the future.

RISCA Logo
You must credit the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for the support it provides by using the agency's logo. This logo is available for download here or by clicking the logo to the right. The size of the logo can be altered as needed, provided that the ratio of height to width is maintained and the final version is no smaller than one inch in width.

Language
In addition to the RISCA logo, one of the following sentences must be included:

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

Exceptions for including this language can be made for postcards and other small print materials, where small type may be deemed impractical. Please note that there is no exception for the RISCA logo, which must ALWAYS be present.

Promotional Materials
Grant recipients must give credit to the Council in printed materials including newsletters, calendars, catalogs, brochures, postcard announcements, invitations, films and videotapes, and electronic transmissions, including websites, regarding all activities for which Council funds are used. Organizations that receive general operating support through the Investments in Arts and Culture program also must provide the aforementioned credit for all their activities.

Printed Programs
Credit must be given on the title page of all programs printed by grant recipients in a type size not smaller than 8 points. The Council also must be listed in the donor category that is most appropriate to the level of financial support that the organization received from the Council.

Performing arts organizations that receive $10,000 or more in total RISCA funding in any fiscal year shall provide one full page of advertising space in all season programs. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts can provide print-ready art.

Performing arts organizations that receive less than $10,000 in total RISCA funding in any fiscal year shall provide one half-page of advertising space in all season programs. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts can provide print-ready art.

Educational Materials
Credit must be given to the Council in all educational materials distributed in association with any Council-funded program or exhibition, including brochures, pamphlets, flyers, postcards, etc. Organizations that receive general operating support through the Investments in Arts and Culture program also must provide the aforementioned credit for all their activities.

Print Advertising
Logo credit must be given to the Council in all print advertising placed by a grant recipient that is 10 column inches or larger. Billboard advertising must include the Council logo. Any advertising, regardless of size or length, placed by a grant recipient that credits a specific funding source also must credit the Council. When the financial support of the Council comprises the largest share of multiple sources of financial support for a project, performance or exhibition, acknowledgment of Council support shall be proportionally more prominent in the printed, audio, and video materials; publicity; and advertising than acknowledgment of other sources of financial support. Organizations that receive general operating support through the Investments in Arts and Culture program also must provide the aforementioned credit for all their activities.

Electronic Advertising
Credit must be given to the Council in all electronic advertising including television and the Internet. Organizations must use the RISCA logo on their websites along with a hyperlink back to the RISCA website. For general operating support through the Investments in Arts and Culture program, the RISCA logo must appear on the front page of the organization's website or on the web page that corresponds to the RISCA-funded project. The RISCA logo should also appear on any electronic newsletters or event notices distributed electronically by grant recipients. When the financial support of the Council comprises the largest share of multiple sources of financial support for a project, performance or exhibition, acknowledgement of Council support shall be proportionally more prominent in the electronic advertising than acknowledgement of other sources of financial support.

Exhibition Signage
For any exhibition presented with funding from the Council or for organizations that receive operating support, exhibition wall text must include the Council listed with other major public, private and corporate sponsors, in proportional order of the size of contribution. If there is no sponsors' list in the wall text a placard must be placed at the entrance to the exhibition crediting the Council as follows:

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Promotional Appearances and Newspaper Interviews
During television and radio appearances by representatives of the grant recipient, effort should be made to provide oral credit during a broadcast to acknowledge the support the grant recipient received from the Council toward its project or program. The grant recipient also should also make an effort to acknowledge the Council's support in any newspaper interviews about the grant recipient's programs.

News Releases
News releases must credit RISCA support, using the credit language noted above.

Oral Credit
When written credit is not applicable, in cases where there is no printed program, efforts should be made to provide oral credit before each event or performance. Non-written announcements apply to radio broadcasts and audio descriptions for people who are hearing impaired. If an announcement is not feasible, a sign must be placed at the entrance to the event crediting the Council as follows:

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.&

Organizations that receive general operating support through the Investments in Arts and Culture program also must provide the aforementioned credit. The Council reserves the right to negotiate additional requirements regarding credit and publicity case by case.

Collaborators
Organizations that are official collaborators with the primary grant recipient must comply with the aforementioned requirements. The grant recipient is responsible for informing all of its collaborators about this policy and seeing that they fulfill these obligations.