Wheaton Cultural Project Grants

Wheaton Cultural Project Grants (WCPG) support impactful projects within the Wheaton community and provide professional opportunities for artists and scholars to work in Wheaton, MD. Montgomery County based nonprofit arts and humanities organizations, groups, artists, and scholars are invited to apply for cultural projects taking place in Wheaton.

Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Montgomery County nonprofit arts and humanities organizations may apply directly to this program, with or without a partner organization; individual artists or scholars must apply with an organizational partner, which could be a nonprofit or for-profit entity based in Montgomery County.

The FY21 WCPG application will open in the fall of 2020. To be notified when the FY21 WCPG guidelines are released, please sign up for AHCMC’s newsletter at the bottom of the page.

By awarding Wheaton Cultural Project Grants, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) seeks to:

  • Support communities that have traditionally received insufficient resources and that have limited access to arts/humanities programming;
  • Support Wheaton’s cultural diversity by funding arts/humanities projects in all disciplines, genres, and styles;
  • Support artists and scholars currently living or working in Wheaton; and
  • Activate Wheaton as a cultural destination that stimulates local economic activity
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Deadlines

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00 am

AHCMC Grants Team

Ana-Alicia Feng
Grants Program Coordinator
(301) 565-3805 ext. 21
Karen Judson
Grants Program Manager
(301) 565-3804
Takenya LaViscount
Senior Grants Program Manager
(301) 565-3805 ext. 26
Dates + Deadlines

FY20 Submission Deadlines

  • The FY20 submission deadline has passed
  • Application – Friday, October 18, 2019 – 11:59 p.m.

First-time applicants are highly encouraged to contact Grants Program staff. Applications and all relevant materials must be submitted online. Late applications and relevant materials will not be accepted.

Applications will be accepted for activities occurring from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

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Additional Dates Post-Application

  • Panel Review – November 2019
  • Award Announcement – late December 2019
  • FY21 Final Report Due – January 31, 2021
Workshops + Webinars

Workshops at AHCMC

  • Friday, October 4, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.

Webinars

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.

All AHCMC webinars will be hosted through the Zoom platform.

Workshops and webinars allow grant-seekers to ask AHCMC grants staff specific questions about the grant guidelines, application, and FluidReview online grant portal. At each workshop and webinar, grants staff will review major eligibility requirements, present an overview of the grant category, and offer technical assistance for the application process and use of the FluidReview online grant portal.

 

Guidelines + Eligibility

Guidelines

Click here to view the full FY20 WCPG Guidelines


Required Application Materials:

An eligible organization must submit:

  1. Completed Narrative
  2. Organizational Support Materials
    • IRS Letter
    • List of Board of Directors
    • List of key staff
    • Strategic plan (if available)
  3. Financial Support Materials
    • FY19 990, 990EZ, or 990N (must be received by AHCMC on June 1, 2020 at the latest)
    • FY19 financial statements (Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet)
    • Year-to-date financial statements
  4. Programming Support Materials
  5. Work Sample(s)

An eligible group must submit:

  1. Completed Narrative
  2. Organizational Support Materials
    • IRS Letter (if applicable)
    • List of Board of Directors (if applicable)
    • List of key staff
    • Strategic plan (if available)
  3. Financial Support Materials
    • FY19 990, 990EZ, or 990N (must be received by AHCMC on June 1, 2020 at the latest, if applicable)
    • FY19 financial statements (Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet)
    • Current operating budget with actuals year-to-date, explaining variances of 20% or more
  4. Programming Support Materials
  5. Work Sample(s)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The organization/group/individual must be based in Montgomery County, MD
  • Organization and group applicants must have an operating budget of no more than $500,000 for the most recently completed fiscal year
  • Individual applicants must partner with a nonprofit or a for-profit entity. (An organizational partner’s budget may exceed $500,000)

Project Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, the project must:

  • Take place in Wheaton, MD;
    • Click here for a Google Maps outline of Wheaton.
    • Click here for a map of Wheaton’s Urban District.
    • Click here for a map of Wheaton’s Arts and Entertainment District.
  • Take place between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020; and
  • Be open to the public, with or without an admission fee.

The following are examples of activities that are eligible for funding. This list is not exhaustive, and applicants are encouraged to think creatively about the activities proposed in the grant application.

  • Performances, presentations or exhibitions of a visual, performing, media art or folk and traditional arts
  • Festivals or events that include folk and traditional arts, performing arts, literary arts, visual arts or multidisciplinary activities incorporating more than one art form
  • Historical presentations, archeological programs, or historical reenactments
  • Poetry readings, author lectures, or script workshops
  • Public art, including community mural projects
Application

The application deadline has passed.

If you are a grantee, login to the FluidReview application portal HERE to sign your grant agreement and fill out your final report.

Guides for FluidReview:

  • Download the FY20 WCPG Application Template (Know that this is a template for your reference only. All applications, and relevant materials must be submitted online)
  • Download instructions for how to create an account on FluidReview
  • Download instructions for how to navigate FluidReview
Previous Grants Awarded

Find a list of grants awarded for Wheaton Cultural Project Grants in previous years HERE.

Review all of our grants awarded from any grants category HERE.