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Publicity Guidelines

Requirements for publicizing your Mass Humanities-funded project

1) Include the Mass Humanities logo.

Our logo files and requirements can be found on the Mass Humanities logo page. The Mass Humanities logo must appear on all publicity materials associated with your funded project, including posters, press releases, signage at events, film credits, and other funder recognition opportunities. Failure to include the logo will be noted in the final evaluation of your project by Mass Humanities staff.

2) Include the NEH and Mass Cultural Council logos.

Each Mass Humanities grant is made possible by one of two sources, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) or Mass Cultural Council. Check your grant award letter to confirm the source of your funds, then go to download NEH logos or download MCC logos.

Note: Publicity for NEH grant materials should include the following, unless otherwise approved by your grant officer:
“Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Just post your upcoming event(s) using this form. This is a crucial step that allows us to know how to promote your work.

3) Post your event to the Mass Humanities event calendar.

All grantees are required to post the date, time, location, and summary of their Mass Humanities-funded event(s) through this portal. This ensures that Mass Humanities can promote your event in our e-newsletters (sign up here), social media, reports to board members and legislators, and annual report.

4) Share news about your grant and your project on social media.

Be sure to tag Mass Humanities (facebook.com/masshumanities || twitter.com/masshumanities || instagram.com/masshumanities) at least twice:

  • Upon receiving official notice of the grant award
  • In the publicity for the funded event or the completion of the project.

Contact our communications staff if you have questions about social media.

5) Share news about your grant on your website.

Grantees are expected to announce the awarding of their Mass Humanities grant on the organization’s website within 30 business days of receiving their grant award letter.

6) Send a letter to your legislator.

Find your local representatives in the state legislature and Congressperson. Let them know that 1) Mass Humanities, through the support of either a) Mass Cultural Council (letters go to state reps) or b) National Endowment for the Humanities (letters go to Congressperson), has awarded a grant to your organization. If you have event dates scheduled, please extend an invitation for your representative to attend.

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