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Grants to Montgomery County, Maryland Individual
Artists & Scholars to Advance Their Work

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Deadline Date:

03/19/15 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Montgomery County, Maryland individual artists and scholars and collaborations of individual artists and scholars working in a wide array of arts and humanities disciplines to advance their work. Applicants may wish to schedule a consultation appointment prior to submitting an application.

Through Grants to Individual Artists and Scholars, AHCMC seeks:

-To support artists and scholars and collaborations of artists and scholars in creating and producing new work;

-To support artists and scholars and collaborations of artists and scholars with opportunities that contribute to strengthening their business, managerial, artistic or scholarly skills;

-To nurture artists and scholars who represent the diverse, multi-cultural character of Montgomery County; and

-To support innovative and distinctive artistic and scholarly work by the County’s resident artists and scholars.

The following are examples of activities that are eligible for funding. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about the activities proposed in the grant application.

-Creating choreography
-Composing a musical work
-Creating paintings, photographs, sculpture, or prints
-Conducting research in preparation for writing a book or scholarly article
-Creating work products based on variations or new arrangements of traditional or historical works
-Writing poetry, a novel, a nonfiction work, or a screenplay
-Work with a mentor, artist or teacher in the applicant’s field
-Creating a business plan or marketing plan
-Travel, hotel, meals and/or registration expenses for workshops or training program
-Attending a residency for the purpose of learning a new artistic or scholarly skill or technique and/or creating new work

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150267

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Applications will be accepted for activities proposed to take place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant is eligible to apply if he/she/they:

-Is a resident or Montgomery County and has resided in the County for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the deadline;

-Is at least 21 years old and are not full-time students;

-Is practicing artists or scholars with demonstrated ability in the art or humanities discipline of the proposed project; and

-Is able to provide AHCMC with a Social Security number prior to undertaking the grant activities.

-Applications will also be accepted from affiliated artists or scholars, that is, individuals collaborating on a project; at least half of these individuals must have resided in Montgomery County for at least 12 months immediately prior to submitting the application and a Montgomery County resident must be the lead applicant.

Note: The artist/scholar is not eligible to apply if he/she/they received a Grant to Individual Artists and Scholars during the past two consecutive grant years, or FY2014 and FY2015.

Not Funded:
-The purchase of alcoholic beverages;
-Fundraising activities;
-Tuition payments for classes towards a degree;
-The purchase of souvenirs such as t-shirts; or
-Political advocacy activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Personal appointments are available. These appointments are available for assistance with both the content of the application and/or assistance with the online grant application system.

Consultation services in languages other than English are available by appointment. All requests for assistance must be made at least two weeks prior to the deadline.

All applications for Grants to Individual Artists and Scholars must be submitted online at

Announcement of these grant awards is anticipated in mid June 2015.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Robert Hanson, Grants Program Officer

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
801 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-565-3805
Fax: 301-565-3809

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