Acknowledging RISCA

In accepting a grant from RISCA, you have agreed to publicly credit RISCA in all your printed and promotional material, interviews, performances and appearances. By crediting us, you play a role in sending an important message to stakeholders, officials and the public that tax dollars are being used responsibly, and for relevant and effective arts and culture activities.

If you have questions, email RISCA.contact@arts.ri.gov.

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. The preferred logo is the full RISCA logo. If space is a barrier, use the small logo.

If you have questions, email RISCA.contact@arts.ri.gov.

In addition to the RISCA logo, use one of the following acknowledgment sentences:

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. However, all materials should include the logo.

All grant recipients must give credit to RISCA in printed materials including newsletters, calendars, catalogs, brochures, postcard announcements, invitations, films, fliers, videotapes, and electronic transmissions and websites. For printed programs, credit should be on the title page in a font size of 8 points or larger. RISCA must be listed in the donor category corresponding with the appropriate level of financial support. Inclusion of our ads is required for organizations receiving General Operating Support but any RISCA grant recipients are welcome to include an ad in their materials.

General Operating Support organizations that receive $10,000 or more in a fiscal year shall provide one full page of advertising space in printed programs. Full page options:

General Operating Support organizations that receive less than $10,000 shall provide one half-page of advertising in printed programs. 
Half-page options:

Quarter page options:

For any exhibition presented with funding 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 RISCA 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.

For grantees’ print advertising, logo credit must be given to RISCA in all advertising  that is 10 column inches or larger. Billboard advertising must include the 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, RISCA’s support shall be proportionally more prominent to other financial support sources in the printed, audio and video materials,  publicity and advertising. 

For electronic advertising including television and internet, grantees must credit RISCA . Organizations must use the RISCA logo on their websites along with a hyperlink back to the RISCA website. For general operating support through the General Operating Support for Organizations 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, acknowledgment of RISCA’s support shall be proportionally more prominent than that of other sources of financial support.

During television and radio appearances, print and digital interviews, news releases, op-eds and letters to the editor, grant recipients should make an effort to credit RISCA for its support. 

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 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.