The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission owes much of its success to partnerships. Notably, Howard County Government and the State of Maryland have provided significant financial support to the redevelopment of Merriweather Post Pavilion, as well as operating support to the Commission. The Commission also has a strong partnership with I.M.P., the promoter and operator of Merriweather Post Pavilion. 

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In 2018, the Commission and the Columbia Festival of the Arts signed a collaboration agreement that will expand the operational and programmatic reach of both organizations while setting the stage for new, dynamic events and programming in and around Downtown Columbia. Read more about the collaboration here.

The Commission also benefits from key community sponsors (listed below), who help support the organization's operations and fulfill its mission.