The arts and humanities have given us so much. They’ve allowed us to create and share a cultural tapestry throughout our County that includes many diverse voices and art forms across a range of organizations, artists, and scholars. The strength of this tapestry is part of the reason I am so honored each year at the County Executive’s Awards to celebrate those individuals and organizations who are boldly leading and practicing through their artistic and cultural contributions. If you didn’t make this year’s ceremony, you can join me in celebration and relive the excitement here.
It’s no secret that in Montgomery County we have a strong arts and humanities community that not only provides rich cultural experiences but also helps to drive our local economy. Recent data from Americans for the Arts notes that 5% of the total number of businesses in Montgomery County are arts-related, which places us above both the national percentage of 4.6 and MD state’s percentage of 4.1.
This is evidence that in Montgomery County, the arts and humanities really do mean business. The support and patronage from community members like you help to create this economic boon, providing both artistic and cultural value and sustainability throughout the County for every citizen. It’s in that spirit and with that drive that we must continue to celebrate and support the arts and humanities. At the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, we’re invested in driving that effort, and you can join us.
Here are three ways you can get involved and show your support for the arts and humanities:
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate humanity worldwide.
- Make a year-end donation to AHCMC
Your fully tax deductible donation supports our administration and helps us deliver the programs and services that help make communities across Montgomery County wonderful places to live and work. Giving is easy! Just click HERE.
- Support AHCMC through Workplace Giving
Your donations through the Combined Federal Campaign can help create lasting impact for Montgomery County’s arts and humanities organizations. Use Charity Code #60981 to designate your workplace charitable giving to the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
I believe the arts and humanities lift our spirits and bridge our communities; they are needed now more than ever. If you agree, join us and become a supporter today!