Impact

The Arts & Humanities thrive in Montgomery County as an integral sector supporting our local economy.

 

*About the Data – The data used for this report was provided by grantees of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County from the FY22 grants cycle and the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 study, a project of Americans for the Arts. To see the full Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 report for Montgomery County, please visit https://www.creativemoco.com/aep6/. To learn more about our grantmaking, please visit https://www.creativemoco.com/find-opportunities/grants/. Dollar amounts may include, but are not limited to: direct funding, value of in-kind contributions, audience spending projections, and sponsorships.

Covid-19 related business restrictions took $57 million in audience spending out of our local economy

*Audience attendance was projected at 75% of FY 2019 accounting for April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Economic impact of audiences was projected using Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study. Number of cancelled and postponed events taken from 2020 Covid-19 Financial Impact Study.

AHCMC is the largest arts and humanities funder in Montgomery County

AHCMC Spearheads Advocacy and Leadership Initiatives for the Creative Sector in Montgomery County.

We convene constituents, provide professional development and capacity building programs for the field, and meet with elected officials, lawmakers, and their staffs at the local, state, and federal level to increase funding, awareness, and support for the creative sector and cultural practitioners across our diverse and vibrant community.