Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Executive Leadership Series

Take your organization to the next level with the Executive Leadership Series. These events will give you the opportunity to explore new technologies, network with peers and build capacity.

These events are open to senior level staff of past and present AHCMC grantee organizations and their Boards. AHCMC's goal in presenting this leadership development initiative is to inform, enhance and strengthen leadership in the arts and humanities.

The New Normal for Funding in the Arts
Tuesday, February 12, 4:00 to 5:45 PM
Silver Spring, MD
Please join expert for a lively discussion addressing funding trends for the arts and humanities across the nation.
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Thursday, September 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
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Hear about the success is having nationally and how launching in Montgomery County could expand fundrasing options locally. Information will be shared by Laura Belcher, site designer and director of national expansion activiites out of Charlotte, NC along with Barbara Sexton Smith, President and CEO of Fund for the Arts in Louisville, KY, the first expansion site to launch in December 2011.

Culture Cafe Live
Thursday, October 11, 9:00-10:30 am
Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room, Silver Spring, MD
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Join us as we welcome six new arts and humanities professionals to the area with a breakfast reception: Michael Orlove, Director Of Presenting and Artist Communities at National Endowment for the Arts; Krista Bradley, Executive Director of BlackRock Center for the Arts; James Modrick, Executive Director of Class Acts Arts; Martin Platt, Artistic Director at Olney Theatre Center; Ryan Rilette, Producing Artistic Director at Round House Theatre; and Allison Weiss, Executive Director of Sandy Spring Museum.

Disaster Preparedness Series

Disaster Preparedness in Montgomery County
Monday, November 19, 9:30-11:00 am
VisArts at Rockville, Rockville, MD
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Natural and man-made disasters can occur without warning, interrupting business and government operations. Arts organizations large and small are no exception to the negative consequences of these events. Katie Freeman from Hagerty Consulting will join us to discuss the ways these events can impact organizations throughout Montgomery County, how preparedness can be incorporated into day-to-day operations, and what the County is doing to streamline recovery for all sectors. Please join us for this presentation and learn what you can do to be prepared.

Getting ArtsReady
December 6, 2012, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
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Join us for a brown-bag lunch to learn about an online resource that will help your organization prepare for and survive a natural or man-made disaster. ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability. A crisis can happen when you least expect it – this spring the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (NY) was disrupted when a car crashed through the front door of its offices. Janet T. Newcomb, executive director at the time, said “This demonstrates how fragile things can be. There’s nothing in the handbook about something like this. ArtsReady could be a great resource for people in a spot like we were in.” Mollie Lakin-Hayes of ArtsReady will lead this workshop which will help you understand what a readiness plan is, why it can be critical to your organization’s sustainability, and how you can develop a customized plan. Learn more about ArtsReady at:

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