Who We Are
ArtsFairfax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, incorporated in 1964 as Fairfax County’s designated local arts agency. ArtsFairfax is funded in part by Fairfax County, as well as corporations, foundations, individuals, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
ArtsFairfax is the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring that arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.
The arts fuel a thriving, creative, and economically strong community in Fairfax County.
The arts are transformative and fundamental to our lives, developing expression and analytic skills in people of all ages.
The arts are essential to building communities, creating a sense of place, and fueling social and economic growth.
The arts promote social engagement and understanding that connect people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
In order to thrive, the arts need an investment mix of public, private and consumer resources.
Advancing Creativity for a Prosperous Fairfax County:
Ensuring a vibrant arts community that creates a sense of place, fuels social and economic growth, and unites people of diverse backgrounds to attract business, residents, and visitors to Fairfax County
Fueling economic impact and the creative economy of Fairfax County, empowering the arts to produce nearly $300 million in economic activity, provide over 6,200 full-time equivalent jobs, and generate approximately $20 million in local and state government revenue each year
Enhancing Fairfax County’s global reputation by supporting nationally and internationally recognized arts programs, developing unique, creative experiences for social and community engagement