Through its programs for individual artists, scholars and small groups, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County supports the work of individual artists and scholars, collaborations of artists and scholars, and small arts and humanities groups that may not be incorporated formally as nonprofit organizations. AHCMC seeks to support creation and productions of new work; support opportunities that strengthen business, managerial, artistic, or scholarly skillls; support innovative and/or distinctive work by County residents; and establish direct interaction between artists and scholars and community audiences through workshops, lectures demonstrations and other participatory programs.
Grants to Individual Artists and Scholars are available to individuals or collaborations of individual artists and scholars who have resided in Montgomery County for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline. These grants support artists and scholars who work in a wide array of arts and humanities disciplines, including visual arts, theater, music, dance, media arts, festivals, traditional arts, the history and/or theory of works of art, creative writing, history, languages, linguistics, storytelling, philosophy and ethics. An applicant may request and may be awarded from $1,000 to $5,000.
Grants to Small Arts and Humanities Organizations and Groups are available to arts and humanities organizations or groups that may or may not be incorporated and with annual cash operating expenses of under $25,000 for their most recently completed fiscal year. These grants support arts and humanities organizations and groups that work in a wide array of arts and humanities disciplines. The organization or group's principal offices must have been in Montgomery County for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the application deadline.
The Artists and Scholars Roster for Community Programs is a listing that is displayed on AHCMC’s website. For this Roster, AHCMC seeks artists and scholars of all disciplines who are professionals and who have experience presenting programs in the community in a variety of arts and humanities disciplines. The main purpose of the Roster is to provide the public with access to a list of pre-screened, high-quality artists and scholars who are available to present programs and workshops for any organization that wishes to arrange for an artist or scholar to present at its facility. In addition, acceptance on the Roster qualifies the artist/scholar for Artists and Scholars in the Community Grants.