FOR GRANTEES/AWARDEES: As part of your grant contract with the state, you are required to credit the OAC as a funder in your promotional and educational materials (both online and in print) and—if applicable—provide written and verbal credit. The requirements differ depending on the type of grant you receive. Your OAC grant is an investment of public tax dollars, so we encourage you to inform the media and your legislators about the value of these dollars, tell your story, and use this opportunity to alert your community to this award. Contact the OAC's Communications Office for more information about logo compliance and branding guidelines.
All organizations that receive public funding from the Ohio Arts Council are required to show their support in promotional materials. Failure to use the Ohio Arts Council logo as specified in the grant agreement may result in the rescission of your grant. Compliance will be considered during the assessment of future OAC grant applications. Grantees should download and save the OAC's logo and begin applying it digitally with a link to oac.ohio.gov as soon as possible.
SUSTAINABILITY-LARGE GRANTEES: The largest 40 organizations that receive Sustainability funding are considered "Sustainability-Large" grantees. This set of grantees must do the following:
SUSTAINABILITY-MID-SIZED GRANTEES: Sustainability grantees who fall outside the largest 40 organizations are considered "Sustainability-Mid-Sized" grantees. While not required to place an OAC ad, these organizations may request a camera-ready ad from the OAC to use in their programs to show their support.
All individuals that receive public funding from the Ohio Arts Council are required to show their support in promotional materials. Individual Excellence Award, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, and Artists with Disabilities Access Program recipients should credit the Ohio Arts Council in the following format:
This artist was awarded the Ohio Arts Council's [INSERT TITLE OF OAC AWARD] for [INSERT FISCAL YEAR].
Send your program ad specs, including size, preference for black-and-white or a color ad, and file type to email@example.com. Please include your deadline and allow two weeks for turnaround.
Publicize your support in a media release by adapting the following text: [INSERT ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM/PROJECT NAME] is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Contact the Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about credit materials or to request a quote from the OAC.
For print use EPS or JPG files.
For web use PNG files.
Windows users: Right-click images to save files for use. Mac users: Use Control-click.
Download the OAC's Brand Guidelines here:
Download the OAC Logo Pack via Dropbox: