RFQ: “Climate Resilience Through Art” Artist-In-Residence – Deadline Extended 11/29!



The County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), are excited to announce a new Artist-In-Residence opportunity.

For full RFQ, eligibility requirements, and timelines click here.

We are seeking community-based artists and art collectives in Montgomery County who have experience in public art and/or community engagement to help build community resilience among those most impacted by climate change. For this RFQ, “artist” refers to an individual artist or a collaborative team of artists. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Through this project, we intend to promote a sense of agency and facilitate social support and healing through art-making workshops culminating in two to three environmentally themed, non-permanent art installations.

We hope the resulting artwork(s) will beautify the space, promote a positive environment for clients and staff, and inspire greater engagement in conversations about climate crisis resiliency.

With the acknowledgement and understanding that access to resources has been historically limited for certain groups of people, AHCMC is committed to cultural equity within all funding activities and to serving communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream funding, discourse, leadership, and resource allocation including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, Native American, Latinx, Chicanx, Arab, MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian), Asian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color, socio-economically disadvantaged communities, differently abled individuals and/or people with disabilities, and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual constituents. Artists in these communities are highly encouraged to apply.

For full RFQ, eligibility requirements, and timelines click here.