Printed material and publicity regarding North Carolina Arts Council grants, funded activities, and/or partnerships must contain the following language:
If you receive Federal funds:
You may use the NEA logo and the following:
Please note: Remove the NEA logo and tagline from your materials and website at the completion of the project.
If you receive State funds:
If your organization lists donor participation in printed materials, you must list the N.C. Arts Council in the appropriate category. For radio, television and non-written announcements please use the language above.
Reproducing the Arts Council Logo
You must display the Arts Council logo in all grant-related publicity and printed materials. Do not reproduce the logo from faxed or photocopied images. The logo must be reproduced as a unit, including website address, without alteration. The logo may be downsized to no smaller than 1" wide. The circle with the words "North Carolina" must be a least the size of a nickel, although the size of a quarter is preferable.
If you list donor participation in printed materials or on your website (i.e. Benefactors $25,000–$49,000, Directors $10,000–$24,999, Sponsors $5,000–$9,999, etc.) you must include the North Carolina Arts Council in the appropriate category.
Questions about Logo Use?
North Carolina Arts Council Website and Graphic Design Manager
National Endowment for the Arts Communications Office
Press Release and Printed Materials Boilerplate
Sample Press Release
The boilerplate below can be used to describe the North Carolina Arts Council in many formats, such as in printed programs and signage. This statement should be used at the end of press releases and in other printed materials for any program or project that is supported with funds from the North Carolina Arts Council. When you write your press release, add a similar paragraph about your group at the end. Media professionals are accustomed to seeing two such paragraphs at the end of any news release discussing a joint effort between two organizations.
Department of Cultural Resources
North Carolina has been a leader in recognizing the value of the arts and culture to the well-being of our state. The Department of Cultural Resources, the first cabinet-level state department of its kind in the nation, serves N.C. through 27 historic sites, seven history museums, Archives & Records, Historical Publications, Historic Preservation, State Library, N.C. Symphony, Archaeology, N.C. Museum of Art and the N.C. Arts Council.
We encourage you to use the DCR logo as we work to make North Carolina a better state through the arts!