Go to GRANT GUIDELINES for detailed information about acknowledging the Wyoming Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature as funding sources for your grant.
For organizations receiving grant funding from the Wyoming Arts Council, it is important to acknowledge the role of the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts in making your programs possible. In addition to being a requirement of our grant agreements, acknowledgment of Wyoming Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts support increases public awareness of state and federal investment in arts programs benefiting the lives of the people of Wyoming.
Regardless of the medium, acknowledgments will generally be made in one or more of the following ways: 1) graphic; 2) verbal; and/or, 3) written. As technology evolves and new platforms are developed, being mindful of these three general methods of acknowledgment may be helpful in ensuring that grant requirements are met.
Logos will be the most common graphic used to acknowledge Wyoming Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts support. Include the logos in digital ads, email marketing, pdf fliers, Facebook Event photos, social media graphics, slideshows, videos, and more. Include the logos when you use lower-third overlay titles in your videos. Link our logo back to the Wyoming Arts Council homepage at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us. Logos should be clearly readable and should not be altered. Logos should be sized proportionally to original dimensions.
Note: The Wyoming Arts Council logo should only be used in conjunction with programs funded by Wyoming Arts Council grants. We reserve the right to ask users to remove logos from their materials.
When a logo would not be applicable, a credit line can be used explaining that a program was supported in part by the Wyoming Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Written acknowledgment should be included in the body of your press releases for programming supported by our funding. Written acknowledgment also makes sense for social media posts and can be executed through tagging us, or using hashtags when tagging is not available.
Credit Line – The following credit line can be used in a variety of contexts, including your social media posts, live online announcements, email newsletters, in the body of your news releases, live written chats, websites, and more. The credit line may be used in lieu of logos where appropriate:
This project was supported in part by the Wyoming Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Wyoming and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In contexts where graphic and written acknowledgments are not practical, verbally acknowledging the support of the Wyoming Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts is acceptable. Using your public address system to acknowledge our support during a large festivals is an effective way to inform thousands of Wyoming citizens about the role of public funding for the arts in the events they enjoy. Podcasts should include a verbal acknowledgment if the related programming was funded by our agency. Live announcements before a performance are often used to acknowledge our support.
PHOTOS: The Wyoming Arts Council can help publicize your event. Email high-resolution (300 dpi) photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with detailed caption information. Grantees will be asked to upload images to their Final Reports. By sending images, you give the Wyoming Arts Council permission to reprint or share your images.
BANNERS: Banners and portable banner kits are available for grantees to use at their events. Contact us at (307) 777-7742 to ship these to you, or you may pick them up at the Arts Council office in Cheyenne. The number of banners are limited, so we ask that you return them immediately following your event.
Working With The Media
The National Endowment for the Arts has a “Working with the Media Toolkit” that is designed to help you create and implement a media plan to promote your NEA-sponsored project.
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