Grant Recipient Resource Center
Recipients Must Sign Up!
30 Minute Project + Budget Meeting
REQUIRED FOR ALL RECIPIENTS: Between May 16 and June 1 and before preparing Stage 1 of the Grant Agreement, you must schedule a one-on-one meeting with Andrea Hansen and Whitney Pascual.
Marketing + PR Meeting
REQUIRED FOR ALL RECIPIENTS: Before June 15, you must select a meeting time to go over your project plans and deadlines with Joel Paramo from our marketing and PR team.
Media/Interview Training Meeting
Prepare yourself to speak with the media! While it’s not mandatory, we also encourage all recipients to sign-up for Media/Interview Training with Marcie Hronis. This opportunity is one you won’t want to miss!
Below you can select a time that works best for you:
If you have specific questions about media training or the available times above feel free to reach out to Marcie at email@example.com.
We’re excited that you’ve been selected as a grant recipient of the inaugural KDA Creative Corps (KDACC) program made possible through the California Arts Council(CAC)! Through your project(s), you will be making a positive impact on your community and helping to improve the quality of life for people living in California’s Central Valleys through the arts!
We’ve created this resource center for your use and to provide you with important information on ways to help keep your audiences up to date on what you’re doing. We are proud to support you in your social media efforts and to promote your projects over the next year.
If you have any questions about messaging in your KDACC communications with the public please feel free to reach out to the KDACC Marketing + PR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you all the best as you embark on your projects.
Press Release Template
We’ve prepared a KDA Creative Corps Grant Recipient Announcement press release template for you to edit and send! You are encouraged to share the good news with your followers, your media, and, especially your community leaders, legislators and stakeholders! Just click the button/link below and follow the written directions.
Social Media Kit
Drafting Social Media Copy
We understand that crafting the ideal caption for your social media posts can be daunting. That’s why we’ve prepared a range of options to assist you in getting started announcing your award to your audience. In the section below, we’ve provided social media copy that might inspire your imagination and help get your creativity flowing. You’re free to use the copy as-is, modify it to suit your needs or start from scratch.
Example Instagram copy
🎊 I’m proud to announce that I’ve been chosen as a grantee for the KDA Creative Corps pilot program! My project will focus on promoting public awareness related to 🌊 water and ⚡energy conservation, 🌎climate mitigation and 🚨emergency preparedness. Visit my website to learn more at www.insertURL.com (link in bio). 🎨
#KDACC #KDACreativeCorps #CaliforniaCreativeCorps #CreativeCorps #CorpsMember #CaliforniaArtsCouncil #CalArtsCouncil #KernCountyCA #KernCounty #Kern #CentralValley #EasternSierraCounties #California #art #arts #artislife #artisessential #creativity #culture #artsgrant #artgrant #grant #socialjustice
I’m thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as a recipient of the KDA Creative Corps pilot grant program! Over the next year, I’ll be working on a project to promote public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate change and emergency preparedness.
Exciting news! I’m honored to have been selected as a grantee for the KDA Creative Corps pilot program. My project will focus on creating public health awareness messages to stop the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates!
It’s official! I’m a recipient of the KDA Creative Corps pilot grant program, part of the California Creative Corps. My project will focus on promoting civic engagement and election participation. Can’t wait to get started!
I’m thrilled to be a part of the KDA Creative Corps pilot program, which is focused on social justice and community engagement. Over the next year, I’ll be working on a project to uplift underrepresented communities in California’s Central Valley and Eastern Sierra counties.
I’m excited to share that I’ve been chosen as a grantee for the KDA Creative Corps pilot program! My project will support emergency preparedness, relief and recovery efforts through the arts. Stay tuned for updates!
I’m honored to have been selected as a recipient of the KDA Creative Corps pilot grant program, which aims to create jobs in the creative economy. Over the next year, I’ll be working on a project to increase the ways in which artists engage in public work.
I’m proud to announce that I’ve been chosen as a grantee for the KDA Creative Corps pilot program! My project will focus on promoting public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation and emergency preparedness.
I’m excited to be a part of the KDA Creative Corps pilot program, which supports artists who identify as representing communities residing in the lowest quartile of the California Healthy Places Index. I can’t wait to use my art to help cultivate a better California for all.
KDA Creative Corps Badge
To utilize your Creative Corps badge graphic on your website and social media, follow these steps:
Determine the appropriate placement for the badge on your website or social media platform. Consider placing it in a prominent location where it will be easily seen by your followers.
Add the badge to your website or social media platform by uploading the graphic file to your media library and inserting it into the desired location.
Use the badge graphic in your social media posts by including it as an image or graphic element. You can use the badge to promote your achievement or affiliation with an organization.
Consider using one of the sample captions above to accompany the badge. You can also link the bade on your website to a page where people can learn more about your affiliation or achievement.
Social Media Copy Writing Best Practices
Writing the perfect social media post can be challenging, as it depends on a variety of factors, including your audience, platform and message. However, here are some general tips that can help you craft effective social media posts:
Understand who your target audience is, what their interests are and what they respond to on social media.
Each social media platform has its own tone, style, and user base. Choose the platform that best suits your message and target audience.
People have short attention spans on social media, so keep your post brief and to the point. Use clear and simple language to convey your message.
Use high-quality visuals such as images, videos or infographics to catch your audience’s attention and reinforce your message. You will also want to keep your visuals appealing by making sure they’re also clear, simple and easy to understand.
Encourage your audience to take action, such as visiting your website, signing up for your newsletter or leaving a comment.
Hashtags can help increase the visibility of your post and make it easier for people to find your content.
Before posting, take the time to review and edit your content. Make sure it is free of errors and conveys your message clearly and effectively.
Remember, writing the perfect social media post takes practice, experimentation and patience. Keep trying different strategies until you find what works best for your audience and message.
Important Tagging Information
Tagging partners is a powerful way to amplify your message, acknowledge contributions and build a community around our shared goals and initiatives. Make sure you’re following the KDACC, California Arts Council and your other partners on all relevant social media channels.
Tagging KDACC and your partners in social media posts is important because it can increase the visibility and reach of your post, give credit for their contribution to your project and create a sense of community. By tagging partners your post may get reshared and appear on tagged profiles, exposing your content to a new, perhaps larger, audience. This can help to strengthen your relationship with target communities.
Grant recipients should use hashtags in their social media posts because they can help increase the visibility of their content, organize and categorize their work, and connect with other artists and creatives in their community. By using relevant hashtags, grant recipients can reach a wider audience of people who are interested in their work, and create a cohesive brand identity over time. Consistent use of hashtags can also make it easier for fans and supporters to find and follow their work. Participating in trending hashtags, challenges, or collaborations can also help artists expand their network and build relationships with other like-minded individuals. Overall, hashtags are a powerful tool for artists to build their online presence, connect with other creatives, and build a strong personal brand.
- Program specific hashtags: #KDACC #KDACreativeCorps #CaliforniaCreativeCorps #CreativeCorps #CaliforniaArtsCouncil #CalArtsCouncil #CorpsMember
- Location focused hashtags: #KernCountyCA #KernCounty #Kern #CentralValley #EasternSierraCounties #California #CaliforniaArts #CaliforniaArtScene #CaliforniaArtShow #CaliforniaArtsLeaders #CentralValleyCreatives #CentralValleyCreative
- General hashtags: #art #arts #artislife #artisessential #creativity #creativityeveryday #culture #artsgrant #artgrant #grant #socialjustice
Best Practices for Frequency of Posting
The frequency with which you should post on social media largely depends on the specific platform you’re using, your target audience and the type of content you are sharing. Posting once a day is usually sufficient for most brands on commonly used social media platforms.
Consistency is key, so choose a posting schedule that you can maintain and balance quantity with quality. Once you have started promoting your projects on social media you should adjust your posting frequency based on your own metrics and engagement rates. Pay attention to your audience’s behavior and adjust your strategy accordingly.
Building a Monthly Social Media Content Calendar
Before creating a content calendar, define your social media marketing goals for the month. This will help you create content that aligns with your overall strategy.
Select themes and topics that will resonate with your audience and support your goals. Consider using national holidays and other relevant dates to inspire your content ideas.
Determine which content formats you will use for each post, images, videos or text-only posts. This will help you plan your creative assets in advance.
Choose the days and times when you will post your content. Consider your audience’s behavior, the platform’s algorithm and your own capacity to create content.
Once you have your topics and formats decided, write your captions and create your creative assets in advance. This will save you time and ensure consistency in your brand or project messaging.
Review your content calendar regularly and adjust it as needed based on your analytics and feedback from your audience.