RFQ | Sustainable Environmental Public Art Projects

September 23, 2019
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The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), in collaboration with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is calling on artists and community organizations to help facilitate our community’s collective reflection about the state of our environment, particularly as it relates to climate change, waste reduction and water quality.

Together, AHCMC and DEP are sponsoring three grants for artists to develop temporary artworks that engage the community around the issue of climate change. 

RFQ Details 

To be eligible for consideration, artists must live and/or work in Montgomery County. Artists will also be required to apply for the grant in collaboration with a non-profit organization or public entity, in order to demonstrate community support and volunteer capacity.

Check out the Request for Qualifications: Integrating Sustainability and the Arts to Catalyze Community Action for more information, CLICK HERE.


  • Submission Deadline: November 8, 2019
  • No Entry Fee
  • Required Materials:
    • Application Checklist
    • CV or Resume
    • Artist Statement
    • Mission Statement of the Partnering Organization
    • Short Narrative from the Artist
    • Short Narrative from the Partnering Organization
    • Minimum 2 References
    • Maximum 14 Images of Past Work
    • List of Images


  • Open to artists located in Montgomery County, MD
  • Must be a professional artist, dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis
  • Must be 18 years or older


Attend a workshop 

Interested artists and organization representatives are invited to attend a workshop on October 11th at the Silver Spring Civic Center  to explore the intersection of climate science, civic art practice, equity, community engagement and sustainable behavior. This workshop is free but attendance will be limited. 

To RSVP, contact: publicartrfq@creativemoco.com



In Montgomery County, Maryland, the arts and humanities are a vibrant and vital part of our community. That’s why Montgomery County was named one of the most attractive places to live in the nation (CNN Money “Best Places for a Long Life,” 2008). Since 1976, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) has been the County’s designated local arts agency. Through our programs and services, AHCMC provides the infrastructure and support necessary to maintain a robust creative community that includes over 450 cultural organizations and 1,500 artists and scholars.


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