Archive for April, 2018

FY19 Budget Testimony with County Council

Monday, April 16th, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, 2017, I testified in support of the County Executive’s FY19 budget proposal of $5.36 million in funding for the arts and humanities, representing stable funding from FY18. Many of our FY18 grant recipients attended the public hearing and the preceding advocacy potluck, providing wonderful dishes and company for our councilmembers.


Montgomery County High School Seniors Receive County-Wide Recognition for Creative Excellence

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) proudly invites you to an awards presentation & reception celebrating the recipients of the Ida F. Haimovicz Award for Visual Arts & The Fran Abrams Award for Creative Writing for High School Seniors.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


An exhibition by Astrid Dong
Recipient of the 2018 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award

Literary readings by Amal Haddad
Recipient of the 2018 Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award

Literary readings by Tara Campbell
Professional writer, Abrams awards panelist, author of TreeVolution


About the Haimovicz Visual Arts Award
The prestigious Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award is given to one Montgomery County high school senior who intends to pursue a career in the visual arts. The award winner is selected through a juried process based on the artistic merit of the applicant’s work and the applicant’s potential for a visual arts career.

Learn more about the Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award

About the Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award
The Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award for High School Seniors honors both a high school senior who excels in creative writing and Fran Abrams, who worked tirelessly throughout her career to support the arts and humanities in Montgomery County. The Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award is a competitive award open annually to all Montgomery County high school seniors. The award includes a cash prize and an award reception featuring a reading by the winner.

Learn more about the Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award.