Credit and Publicity Requirements

In all published materials and announcements regarding the activities supported by the BCC, it is important that you acknowledge this support with a written and or verbal credit statement. The MCC requires this credit and failure to comply may jeopardize future funding.  The credit statement is:

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.”

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Where to use the credit line and logo

Promotional Materials: Use the credit line and credit logo prominently in printed materials (this includes materials prepared by the grantee such as season and subscription brochures, programs, newsletters, press releases, educational materials and announcements) as well as in films or videos.

Online Materials: Use the credit line or credit logo prominently in online materials (including web sites, blogs, electronically distributed releases, and social media/networking channels) to which your LCC grant contributes. The electronic logo should link to the MCC web site, http://www.massculturalcouncil.org. Grant recipients may not use logos on surveys.

Exhibition Signage: If there is no printed program for an exhibition, credit can be given through wall text or a placard placed at the entrance to the exhibit or performance space. This must include the LCC and MCC listed with other major public, private and corporate sponsors, in proportional order of the size of contribution, or a placard crediting the LCC and MCC, placed at the entrance to the exhibit or performance space.

Educational Materials: Use the credit line or credit logo in educational materials distributed in association with any LCC-funded program/exhibition, such as brochures, pamphlets, flyers, etc.

Verbal Credit: When written credit is not applicable, such as when there is no printed program, verbal credit shall be given prior to each performance. If an announcement is not feasible, a sign must be placed in the lobby using the credit line and credit logo.

Advertising: Use the credit line and logo in print advertising that is 10 column inches or larger that is placed by a grantee. Any advertising, regardless of size or length, placed by a grantee that credits a specific funding source must also credit the LCC and MCC.

BCC funded events should be submitted to the BCC for inclusion on the BCC and Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events website, calendar and Facebook page.

Pending Approval: In cases where the proposed programming takes place prior to notification of final approval, or where final approval comes after publication deadlines have passed, in order to satisfy the credit and publicity requirement, grantees may either:

1. Include the following credit statement in publications and press prior to award notification:

“This program has applied for support from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.”

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2. Credit the LCC after award notification by:

Writing a letter to his/her legislator regarding the public support he/she received from the Local Cultural Council and including the standard credit statement or MCC logo in any subsequent press or publications such as newsletters, website updates, etc.

CREDITING FIELD TRIP GRANTS

Use the credit line and/or MCC logo on any permission slips, letters, flyers, newsletters, etc. that mention your cultural field trip experience to recognize the granting LCC.

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