Each June 30, the fiscal year comes to close providing AHCMC staff, board members and you, our constituents, a perfect opportunity to reflect on all we’ve accomplished this year. Below you’ll find a “snack size” retrospective our FY12 work.
Our Vision: To provide leadership that sustains arts and humanities organizations, artists and scholars and inspires participation in our County’s rich cultural assets.
- Advocacy – Successfully advocated to state and local legislators and secured $95,000 increase to FY13 budget for arts and humanities, reinstated Public Arts Trust budget and helped keep funding level for at State level.
- Grants – Disbursed 102 grants totaling $2.95 million.
- Outreach – Coordinated 4 professional development, 6 capacity building, and 8 grant workshops serving 150 individuals. Learn more.
- Community Programs: Coordinated the 10th Annual Montgomery County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities which drew over 600 people.
- Montgomery Traditions – Added five new stories about traditional artists in Montgomery County to our new multimedia website MontgomeryTraditions.org.
- Kramer Gallery – Curated six exhibitions of Montgomery County artist fulfilling the goals of the 2001 Cultural Plan to provide “at least one visual art exhibition space to display work by county artist.” (Recommendation 2.4 pg 59)
- NonProfit Energy Alliance – Signed up 60 local nonprofits that will collectively save an estimated $511,000 while supporting clean sources of energy. Approximately 23 million KWh of Wind Power has been purchased, which is equivalent to offsetting about 35 million pounds of CO2 or to removing 3,000 cars off the roads. Non-Profit Energy Alliance was chosen as a recipient of Washingtonian Magazine’s 2012 Green Awards!
- Arts Education – Provided a one-month, summer arts integration program to over 900 students in six Title 1 schools. Provided 12 schools with teaching artists for arts integration residencies during the school year.
- Public Arts Trust—worked with County lawmakers to reinstate funding for PAT. Initiated a comprehensive survey of the 868-piece collection; prepared for reinstallation of Penguin Rush Hour mural at the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center
- Marketing – Produced two issues of The Guide to Children’s Art Activities serving the families of 70,000 MCPS elementary students and 2500 library patrons. Completed a successful marketing campaign for DOandGO.org that increased web visitors by 180%. Coordinated print and digital cooperative ad buys that served 75 DOandGO.org constituents. Provided visitors to DOandGO.org with 100 event and programs each month. Sent event data to three other online calendars reaching a total of 40,000 viewers each month. Learn more and join.
What was your favorite program? the Parent Blogger Brunch? the CVC Mixer? a ELO summer program? Comment below and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.