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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.

ArtsFairfax Artist Residency Photo of Participants with their tile artworks
ArtsFairfax Artist Residency Participants and their artwork

Ceramic Tile Workshop with Artist Suzy Scollon

Learn to tell a story through ceramic tiles with Artist Suzie Scollon in this six-session workshop series at the John Marshall Library! Register for the following dates using the button below. Workshops take place June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 22, and 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm.

2022-23 ArtsFairfax Artist Residencies

LocationPartnerArtist & Discipline
John Marshall LibraryFairfax County Public LibrariesSuzy Scollon, Visual Art
Strawbridge Square Wesley Housing Edgar Reyes, Visual Art
Original Mt Vernon High SchoolFairfax County Neighborhood and Community ServicesKatherine Zukeri, Dance
Woodley Hills Elementary School Fairfax County Public SchoolsBrad Waller, Theatre
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Fairfax County Park AuthorityDanielle 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.

Artists interested in residencies, and sites that would like to host a residency in the future may contact Hope Cagle, ArtsFairfax Education Manager & Accessibility Officer, at

ArtsFairfax Teaching Artist Brad Waller

Brad Waller

Image of 2022-2024 Fairfax Poet Laureate Danielle Badra

Danielle Badra

ArtsFairfax Teaching Artist Edgar Reyes

Edgar Reyes

ArtsFairfax Teaching Artist Katherine Zukeri

Katherine Zukeri

ArtsFairfax Teaching Artist Suzy Scallon

Suzy Scollon