“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty
which every good citizen owes to his country.” – George Washington
On April 29, 2020, the arts community submitted official testimony to the Board of Supervisors for the Fiscal Year 2021 arts funding. COVID-19 is having disastrous financial consequences on the arts sector, an essential part of Fairfax’s local economy. The arts are people, and it is people who fill our lives with art, creating our vibrant and engaging community. Please enjoy meeting a few of the many individuals committed to the arts in Fairfax.
Be The Voice For The Arts
ARTSFAIRFAX educates at the local, state and federal agencies and elected officials on the policies, initiatives and funding that impact the arts community.
EDUCATING DECISION-MAKERS = ADVOCACY
ARTSFAIRFAX defines advocacy as the process of educating the general public and decision-makers in the public and private sector, who influence policy and resource allocation at the local and national level. Government decision-makers deserve to be well-informed as they craft policy and appropriate funding.
When the community provides success stories, data analysis and information about the needs,
goals, and outcomes of art programs, they are providing key information that contributes to effective solutions and building strong communities.