Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Community Grantmaking and Equity Listening Sessions

Please join the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) at one of our four Community Grantmaking and Equity Listening Sessions this summer.

As the landscape of Montgomery County and the arts and humanities sector shifts over time, the funding paradigms and focus must also adapt to our expanding community. These listening sessions are an opportunity for members of the arts and humanities community to express your needs and inform equity-focused and impact-driven modifications to our guidelines and programs, that support the continued growth of an inclusive and holistic portfolio of constituents in Montgomery County.

Your feedback will not only influence the adjustments we consider for our programs but will also impact the future growth of Montgomery County's arts and humanities sector.

Listening Sessions

  1. Rockville Library - June 24 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Register
  2. Upcounty Regional Center (Germantown) - June 25 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Register
  3. Silver Spring Civic Building (Betty Mae Kramer Gallery) - June 27 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Register
  4. Bethesda Regional Center - July 1 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Register

AHCMC seeks community input and engagement on:

  • Fostering culturally vibrant and sustainable communities
  • Developing and engaging audiences
  • Promoting access, racial equity, and diversity
  • Supporting creativity by building organizational and community capacity
  • Ensuring traditionally under-resourced communities have access to arts and humanities programs and institutions
  • Providing professional development offerings that heighten community impact
  • Advcocacy efforts and community leadership

As AHCMC and our colleagues who publicly fund the arts and humanities across the country work to ensure the health, relevance, and longevity of arts and cultural communities, we are asking equity-based questions about our constituents and gathering data about access and inclusion. Some of these inquiries may not be comfortable to answer, but the conversations are necessary for all communities and critical in Montgomery County, a county dubbed one of the most diverse in the nation.

Your voice and input are crucial to our collective success and the future of rich and equitable support for the arts and humanities in Montgomery County.

 

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