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2016 NEA Awards Go to 5 Fairfax County-based Arts Organizations

Congratulations to the Fairfax County-based arts organizations receiving a 2016 Challenge America Fast-Track or Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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Advocacy News

Thank you to all the Virginia arts advocates who came to support Americans for the Arts' National Arts Advocacy Day in March. Together, with more than 500 attendees from accross the U.S. arts advocates attended meetings with their federal representatives.

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Global Arts Initiative Recognized by Board of Supervisors

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the Arts Council of Fairfax County for its new Global Arts Initiative for which the organization received an Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

BOS recognition GAI

From Left to right: Rachelle Etienne-Robinson, Grants Coordinator; Lisa Mariam, Grants Director; Jo Hodgin, Vice Chairman of the Arts Council Board of Directors; Leila Gordon, Arts Council Board Member; Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO; The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Joe Ritchey, Chairman of the Arts Council Board of Directors; Christina Easterly, Administrative Assistant. Photo Copyright: Fairfax County Government NewsWire

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Arts Council Receives $50,000 Our Town Grant from NEA

On July 17, 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program's third year of funding. The Arts Council of Fairfax County is one of 59 grantees and will receive $50,000 for Imagine Art Here, a public art community engagement project in Tysons, Virginia. A temporary, portable work of art will be designed to engage people in the discussion of public art and the role of art in Tysons. The project will be installed at 4 locations near the new Silver Line Metrorail stations in Tysons over a one year period.

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NEA's Rocco Landesman steps down

RoccoLandesman.jpgRobert L. Lynch, President & CEO, of the Americans for the Arts released the following statement on Nov 20, 2012, that Rocco Landesman confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year.

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