ArtsFairfax Artist Residency Program
The ArtsFairfax Artist Residency Program is designed to fill opportunity gaps in arts access throughout the county. By partnering with County agencies and local non-profits, ArtsFairfax offers year-round arts opportunities for Fairfax County residents at public schools, senior centers, parks, community centers, libraries and affordable housing communities.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFairfax partners with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL), Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), and Wesley Housing to embed professional performing and visual artists in neighborhoods underserved in the arts.
Join ArtsFairfax Artist in Residence Suzy Scollon for a five-class ceramic tile workshop at John Marshall Library. You will learn how to swap stories with a partner and create a ceramic relief tile based on your partner’s story. This workshop teaches how to listen, interpret, illustrate a scene from a story, and carve a relief tile. You will draw a scene on paper, carve it into clay, then fire and glaze the tile. The tiles will be on display in the library for one month, then you can take your creation home!
2022-23 ArtsFairfax Artist Residencies
|Location||Partner||Artist & Discipline|
|John Marshall Library||Fairfax County Public Libraries||Suzy Scollon, Visual Art|
|Strawbridge Square||Wesley Housing||Edgar Reyes, Visual Art|
|Original Mt Vernon High School||Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services||Katherine Zukeri, Dance|
|Woodley Hills Elementary School||Fairfax County Public Schools||Brad Waller, Theatre|
|Ellanor C. Lawrence Park||Fairfax County Park Authority||Danielle Badra, Poetry|
What is an Artist Residency?
An Artist Residency is when a professional performing or visual artist shares their arts discipline and craft with the community through interactive learning experiences.
Residencies range from one to four months and invite participants of all ages to work side-by-side with professional artists and receive arts instruction.
Artist Residencies are free.
Who are the Artists?
Meet the 2022-2023 Artist Residency artists!
The ArtsFairfax Artist Residency Program trains Fairfax County professional artists in working with members of the community, students and school administration, adapting lesson plans, and marketing. This training offers networking opportunities for the artists and encourages them to share their collective knowledge.
Additionally, artists grow in their professional development by learning best practices in creative aging and creative youth development through an anti-racism, anti-ageism, and anti-ableism lens.