The cultural community is gathering…

Join us for a special Connections Event - a tour of the SEI West Collection at

SEI Corporate Campus
Oaks, PA
Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 6-8 pm

SEI

Join us for a special tour (at 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm) of the West Collection with curator and artist Lee Stoetzel, who will share how the arts inspire and engage the SEI community.  And meet members of the SEI Cares Program, which is an employee-led, company-sponsored philanthropy effort that includes grant making, volunteer opportunities, and awareness events.  The program supports the local community in a meaningful way, while supporting their corporate values of social responsibility.  Space is limited, so RSVP here today!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our ArtBox Competition!

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We had 23 boxes on display at last weekend’s Norristown Arts Hill Festival in our inaugural ArtBox Competition. Congratulations to everyone who participated, because all of the boxes looked great. Here’s a list of the winners – pictures of all of the boxes are here.

First Place: Ardmore Initiative
Second Place: Fiore Design’s Lending Library
Third Place: Norristown Dragon Boat Club
Festival Favorites: a tie between the ACPPA Community Art Center and the Norristown Area High School
Honorable Mentions: Paint Spot (Ardmore), Settlement Music School (Willow Grove, and students from the Montgomery County Community College), Patrick Winton (and students from the Montgomery County Community College), AND the Lansdale Department of Parks and Recreation.

Join us at our next Connections Event!

You are invited!
Creative MontCo’s
Spring Connections Event
Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Ardmore Music Hall

Come out and get connected to Creative MontCo and collaborate with members of the arts community at a fabulous kickoff to the 2014 Creative MontCo Connections Event series with a delicious Mediterranean menu (courtesy of Creative MontCo) and full-service cash bar. The night will feature stimulating conversation, an insightful progress report of our accomplishments to date, a chance to meet and connect with like-minded professionals.

Additionally, Ardmore Music Hall has generously offered 30 complimentary tickets to stay for the post event concert with Tom Rush.  Interested in sticking around to see the Tom Rush concert?  The first 30 people who register at Eventbrite by March 24th can sign up for a free ticket to the show!  Be sure to arrive by 6 pm to claim your concert tickets – otherwise you will forfeit them!  You must RSVP through Eventbrite to attend this Connections Event and/or concert. Limited space is available, so don’t hesitate to register.

Enter our ArtBox Competition!

What could you do with an honor box?

Creative MontCo is pleased to announce an innovative competition, sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, PECO, and The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. for area artists, nonprofits, community organizations, businesses, and inspired individuals that live, work, or serve Montgomery County to redesign a classic newspaper honor box and turn it into public art.

The competition kicks off now, and entry applications can be submitted until February 21, 2014.  Applicants can enter the competition free-of-charge – the only costs beings the supplies used for the competition.  Better yet, all entries are set to be on display at this year’s Norristown Arts Hill Festival, scheduled for May 3, 2014 – during which they’ll be judged by a local panel (and the crowd attending the festival) who will award prizes to the top contenders.

Interested?  Submit our online application and get the guidelines here to start the process to get an honor box.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and all applicants will be notified of their status by February 28, 2014.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s submissions!

Join us at our next networking event!

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Monday November 18, 2013

6 – 8 pm

Community Music School, 775 West Main Street, Trappe

Since 1991, Community Music School has proudly served the region by providing music education and performance experiences for people of all ages, abilities and economic circumstances…and has a recently expanded and renovated facility which holds 20 teaching studios and a 200-seat performance hall. And with more than 500 students passing through its doors each week, Community Music School has become the region’s premiere resource for the highest quality music education.  Come see for yourself, and join Creative MontCo for some good conversation, music, and light refreshments.

Please RSVP by November 13th to let us know you’ll be there!  Contact Jodi Button at 610.313.9836 or execoffice@mcfoundationinc.org.

See you soon!