Public Acknowledgment for RI CHARG Awardees

Logo Acknowledgment requirements

Recipients of RI CHARG grants via the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts must credit the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the RI CHARG program for the support it provides by using the combined agency/RI CHARG logo on all external communications (see below). 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.

Logo acknowledgment must occur on all print materials, such as printed programs, advertising, press releases, posters and other marketing materials, as well as educational materials. Logo acknowledgement must also occur on homepages of websites, as well as all forms of electronic advertising, including social media. 

If space is a barrier, funding recipients can use the small “anchor-only” RISCA logo (see Public Acknowledgment page). If logo acknowledgement is not possible for other reasons – such as social media posts – then recipients should use the language acknowledgment (see Language section below), and tag relevant RISCA social media platforms.

Language

In addition to the 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 the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

OR

Funding provided in part a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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 logo, which must ALWAYS be present.

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 the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

Promotional Appearances and Newspaper/Media 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 RISCA and the RI CHARG program toward its project or program. The grant recipient should also make an effort to acknowledge the RISCA and RI CHARG support in any newspaper/media interviews about the grant recipient’s programs.