NCC Credit and Publicity Kit


Credit & Publicity Kit – For Newton Cultural Council Grant Recipients

Congratulations on receiving a Newton Cultural Council grant! You are extremely important players in raising the visibility of the NCC and how important cultural funding is in the lives of our cultural organizations, schools, and communities. Below are instructions and tools to acknowledge public funding, which will help show the link between public support and the excellent work you do.

Grant recipients must acknowledge the Newton Cultural Council, as well as the Mass Cultural Council, which provides funds to the NCC. Proof of credit acknowledgment should be provided in your final report. (Please refer to the LCC Regulations and Guidelines Process for more information about this policy.)

Thank you for your assistance with this effort. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please speak with the NCC Executives or a Mass Cultural Council staff member.

Crediting NCC Grants

The NCC and the Mass Cultural Council must be credited by using the NCC and MCC’s logos and/or the credit line listed below.

All the logos you need from both the NCC and the MCC are downloadable from this site on the Logos page. The logos must be produced as a unit without alteration.

The credit line is as follows:

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton  Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

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 brochures, programs, newsletters, press releases, educational materials and announcements) as well as in films or videos.

Online Materials. Use the credit line or credit logos prominently in online materials (including websites, blogs, electronically distributed releases, and social media/networking channels) to which your NCC grant contributes. The electronic logo should link to the NCC website:  and the MCC website: 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 NCC and Mass Cultural Council listed with other major public, private and corporate sponsors, in proportional order of the size of the contribution, or a placard crediting the NCC 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 along with any NCC-funded program/exhibition, such as brochures, pamphlets, flyers, etc.

Verbal Credit. When written credit is not applicable, as in the absence of printed materials, verbal credit shall be given prior to performances.

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 NCC and Mass Cultural Council.

Pending Approval. In cases where the proposed project takes place prior to notification of final approval, or where final approval comes after publication deadlines have passed, grantees may either:

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

“This program has applied for support from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”


Credit the NCC after award notification by:

  • Writing a letter to his/her legislator regarding the public support he/she received from the Newton Cultural Council.
  • Including the standard credit statement or NCC and Mass Cultural Council logos in any subsequent press or publications such as newsletters, website updates, etc.