25 February 2015

New Funding Opportunity to Support the Arts and Humanities in Wheaton, Maryland

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Launches a New Grant Category to Fund Artists and Cultural Nonprofits in Wheaton’s Growing Multicultural Arts District.

SILVER SPRING, MD— The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to announce the creation of The Wheaton Cultural Grants, a new funding opportunity that will support creative and cultural projects in Wheaton, Maryland. This recently created grant category is funded by the FY15 Budget for Montgomery County which provided over $5.5 Million in funds for local arts and culture, including a special $90,000 allocation for the Wheaton Cultural Grants.

Nonprofit arts and humanities organizations and individual artists and scholars are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for Wheaton cultural projects. To be eligible for these grants, applicants must be based in Montgomery County, MD and proposed projects must take place in Wheaton, Maryland between May 15, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The application deadline for this opportunity is Thursday, April 9th 2015.

“Wheaton Cultural Grants will contribute to the cultural life of the residents of Wheaton through support of cultural projects in all disciplines, genres and styles,” says Suzan Jenkins, AHCMC CEO. “This new funding opportunity helps AHCMC build capacity within Montgomery County’s arts and humanities community and, given the great diversity that we see in Wheaton, also helps advance a very important conversation about inclusion and equity in the arts.”

To help interested parties apply for these new grants, the Arts and Humanities Council will host a free grant preparation workshop on February 26th, 2015. The public may register for this event and view the complete Wheaton Cultural Grants Guidelines, atwww.creativemoco.com.


Established in 1976, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is the County’s designated

For more information on the Wheaton Urban District, visit www.wheatonmd.org.