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Operating Support Grants Exceed $379,000

Operating Support Grants Exceed $379,000
Students at Metropolitan School of the Arts rehearse for its Academy Showcase performance. Credit: Glenn Cook

Arts Council Operating Support Grants Exceed $379,000 to Further the Arts in Fairfax County

Fairfax County, VA – The Arts Council of Fairfax County has awarded $379,013 in Operating Support Grants to 41 nonprofit arts organizations in Fairfax County. Operating Support Grants provide critical funds necessary for the basic operation of arts organizations in Fairfax County in recognition of the valuable programs and services they provide to County residents. Select recipients include BalletNova, Arts Herndon, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, and Ist Stage. See the full press release here.
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3 Fairfax County Public School Students Honored with Uphoff Scholarships

ceremony winners uphoff 2016The Arts Council of Fairfax County recognized Sarah Boyle from Marshall High School, Razan Elbaba from Oakton High School, and Rosy Molina from Fairfax High School on February 24, 2016 at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony with a 2016 Uphoff Scholarship for their outstanding achievements in mixed media, digital, and collage art. Each student received a $1,000 prize and their work is on public display at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, NOVA, Annandale Campus, from February 21 through March 3, 2016.

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Strauss Artist Grant workshop Nov 18

Strauss Artist Grant workshop Nov 18

The Arts Council of Fairfax County is pleased to announce the annual Strauss Artist Grant program for individual artists. Artists in all disciplines including visual arts, creative writing, theatre, dance performance, choreography, film, new media, music composition, and music performance are eligible to apply.  To see a list of past winners, visit http://artsfairfax.org/strauss-artist-grants/recipients. Each year, three artists are selected for the $5,000 awards.

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Arts Council Awards 17 Project Support Grants totaling $112,080

Arts Council Awards 17 Project Support Grants totaling $112,080

Image Caption: Shih Chieh Huang, Seductive Evolution of Animated Illumination, 2013. Collaboration with glass masters from Murano, Italy. Modification of Renaissance style glass chandelier with mixed household electronics. Image courtesy of the artist.

Seventeen Fairfax County non-profit arts organizations have been awarded Project Support Grants totaling $112,080 from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. FY16 funded projects offer a variety of arts disciplines to Fairfax County residents and visitors ranging from an interactive art installation created from a variety of materials such as LED lights and ordinary household objects; family friendly, educational ballet performances integrating audience feedback into the shows; and a Korean festival that includes traditional dance demonstrations, contemporary upbeat sounds of DJ remixes and K-POP (Korean pop) music.

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"Imagine Your Parks" NEA Grant

ImagineYourParkGrantGrant deadline alert! Did you know that funds are available for arts projects in and about the National Park System? July 23 is the deadline for "Imagine Your Parks," a funding collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service to support projects that use the arts to engage people with memorable places and landscapes of the National Park System. This NEA/NPS collaboration celebrates the NEA's 50th anniversary in 2015 and the National Park Service's centennial in 2016.

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