emerging leaders council
Director of Grants
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
801 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Michelle Grove joined the Arts and Humanities Council staff in 2007. At AHCMC, Michelle is responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for the grants program, in addition to administering the various grant award and related roster processes.
Michelle is an active member of Washington Grantmakers’ Arts and Humanities Working Group, serves as co-chair of Emerging Arts Leaders DC and is the founder of the annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium hosted by American University. In December 2009, she was elected to the national Emerging Leaders Council, an advisory council to Americans for the Arts, and began her three-year term on the Council in January 2010.
Michelle’s background includes work as the events and grants manager at AHCMC and as a private violin instructor and musicians’ contractor. She has served on panels for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and The Arts Council of Fairfax County and as a guest lecturer at American University. She holds a B.A. in violin performance with a minor in French from the University of Maryland and a M.A. in arts management from American University where her thesis focused on leadership development for young professionals.