Advocacy Toolkit

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.

Local Advocacy

  • Lead with Community Impact Data and Covid-19 related disruption and economic impact data for your organization. 

National Advocacy

Maryland State Advocacy

Maryland Arts Recovery Task Force Report

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The Arts and Humanities Need Increased Support

Mandated pandemic-related business closures caused significant financial harm to arts and humanities businesses and individual practitioners in 2020. From March 2020 to December 2020 local business restrictions resulted in $48 Million in lost revenue, increased debt, and reserve spending within Montgomery County’s Arts and Humanities Sector. Additional projected losses increase to $81 Million by June 30, 2021 according to AHCMC’s recent Covid-19 Financial Impact Report of 95 county-based arts and humanities organizations. Explore the full visual report and learn more HERE.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Use the tools below to advocate for the creative economy in Montgomery County Maryland and ensure the arts and humanities always have a seat at the table. As we discuss a strong economic rebound for Montgomery through an equity lens, remember to include the creative sector whenever possible. When the devastation and slow recovery predictions of the hospitality, restaurant and hotel sectors are mentioned by elected officials, the arts and humanities must be included in that discussion for an equitable recovery.

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