Montgomery County Council has approved a budget of $6.7 million for Arts and Humanities Council grants and administration. The resolution for FY23 is as follows:
- Grant funding for General Operating Support II & I, Project Grants, Individual Artist/Scholar Grants, Wheaton Cultural Projects, Advancement Grants, and Arts Residencies in Schools. Additionally, a $25,000 one-time grant fund for Wheaton Cultural Projects: $5,646,737 (an $580,313 increase over FY22)
- AHCMC Administration: $692,369 (an $51,287 increase over FY22)
- Public Arts Trust: $408,000 (flat over FY22)
Congratulations to our entire creative sector! We are especially grateful to County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County Council for unwavering support during this challenging season. AHCMC is also incredibly thankful to the field for your steadfastness, perseverance and advocacy to help make this happen.