AHCMC’s year-round advocacy efforts with lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels forge strong and consistent policies that protect and support the County’s arts and humanities organizations.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

 Advocate for the creative economy in Montgomery County Maryland. Click Here to explore our Advocacy Toolkit.


Read the full guide to understanding and facilitating conversations on the impact of the arts and humanities Here.

The Arts and Humanities Drive our Local Economy

The Arts and Humanities Intersect our Entire Economy

Click the wheel above to explore the intersection of arts and culture in our daily lives.

The Arts and Humanities Build Economic Resilience

The U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (2017-2022)

New data released by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) show arts and cultural industries hit an all-time high in 2022, contributing 4.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or $1.1 trillion, to the U.S. economy. However, growth was not sector-wide, with performing arts organizations, non-government museums, and arts-related construction among the arts industries that have yet to reach their pre-pandemic levels of economic value.