ECA Art News Briefs

Montgomery County Officials Approve Historic $6 Million Dollar FY17 Budget for the Arts and Humanities

Montgomery County’s investment in the region’s nonprofit arts and humanities sector has reached record-setting levels. On Thursday, May 26, the Montgomery County Council approved an historic $6 million FY17 budget for the arts and humanities to be distributed through its designated local arts agency, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). The full appropriation of $6,196,943, the largest appropriation in AHCMC’s 40-year history, will support grants to local arts and humanities institutions, individual artists and scholars.

“Montgomery County’s commitment to the arts is evident in this year’s historic level of funding for the Arts and Humanities Council,” Councilmember George Leventhal said. “The arts and humanities add grace and beauty to our lives. I continue to be proud of the work of AHCMC and I am confident that these funds will enable them to continue that good work.” To read more, click here.

(via Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)