What To Do When You Receive A Cambridge Arts Grant

Congratulations on your cultural grant from Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge!

Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge are excited to be supporting your project. To help you spread the word, below are some suggested text and templates you can use as models when composing your grant announcement.

Letting people know about getting the grant is an occasion to spread the word about your great work and to show it has significant support. Acknowledgement of Cambridge Art’s support for your work also builds support for our grant program by helping people understand the great things it brings to our community (like your project). That support helps Cambridge Arts continue to fund grants in the future—and increase that funding and expand the number of artists and audiences who benefit.


You've Received A Cambridge Arts Grant, Now What….

1. Send out an announcement celebrating that you have received a grant from Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge--by email, social media, snail mail, however you communicate best with your audiences and supporters. Find graphics at the bottom of this page that you can use to announce your grant via social media and other electronic communications.

2. Do your amazing project.

3. Include Cambridge Arts logo in announcements and other communications about your grant-funded program.

4. Turn in a final report.


Logos

Include Cambridge Arts logo in announcements and other communications about your grant-funded program:

Cambridge Arts Logo:

Massachusetts Cultural Council Logo:

City of Cambridge Logo:


Sample Acknowledgement of Receiving A Grant from Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge:

I'm honored to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge’s $117,856 in Local Cultural Council Grants funding, part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.

or

We’re proud to have our project supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge’s $82,500 in Art for Social Justice Grant funding, part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.

or

Thank you to Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge for supporting us as part of $99,000 in Organizational Investment Grant funding, which is part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.


Sample Announcement / Press Release Outline:

Headline: Write a headline short enough for an email subject line. As much as possible, keep the most important ideas and words at the beginning so there’s less chance of them being cut off or hidden in email inboxes.

Summary: Briefly summarize your project / program—highlighting its subjects / themes / meanings. Write it short enough to fit in a Tweet—so that you can also use it in a Tweet.

Basic Project Details: Be sure to answer: What is the project / program title? Who is the presenting artist / organization? Where will the project / program take place? Is it live or virtual? If virtual, what is the registration link or event link? When? How can people participate / attend / view? Do people have to register? Is there a cost for tickets? What is the website address where people can learn more?

Grant Acknowledgement: Something along the lines of:
I'm honored to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge’s $117,856 in Local Cultural Council Grants funding, part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.

or

We’re proud to have our project supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge’s $82,500 in Art for Social Justice Grant funding, part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.

or

Thank you to Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge for supporting us as part of $99,000 in Organizational Investment Grant funding, which is part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.


Covid: If audiences are invited, summarize the covid protocols you are following—masking? Event capacity? Proof of vaccination?

Longer Project / Program Description: In one to three paragraphs, give an overview of your project / program. Perhaps include quotes from artists and/or participants—especially about the project’s subject, themes and meanings.

Artist / Organization Biography


Cambridge Arts Grant Program Report Forms

All projects that receive funding from the Cambridge Arts Grant Program are required to submit a Final Payment Invoice, Final Report & Budget Forms, receipts for major project expenses, and evidence that the event took place and was credited as promised. Please see below for PDFs of the required forms.


Graphics to Share on Social Media (and Everywhere):

Click on the link below the graphic highlighting your grant program to download the image. (These are web resolution. Email us if you'd like print-resolution images.)
  • Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's $117,856 in Local Cultural Council Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts. With images of Cambridge landmarks.
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    Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's $117,856 in Local Cultural Council Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts.

  • Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's $99,000 in Organizational Investment Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts. With images of Cambridge landmarks.
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    Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's $99,000 in Organizational Investment Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts.

  • Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's 82,500 in Art for Social Justice Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts. With images of Cambridge landmarks.
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    Proud to be supported by Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge's 82,500 in Art for Social Justice Grant Funding, part of $300,000 for cultural grants in 2022. Cambridge Arts. With images of Cambridge landmarks.