ARTS FOR LIFE

ARTS FOR LIFE

In support of the Fairfax County 50+ Community Action Plan, ARTSFAIRFAX, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) as well as other County agencies and community partners have partnered for the Arts for Life. As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we have made the decision to postpone the Arts for Life Festival, originally scheduled for May to coincide with Older Americans Month. A future date for the festival will be announced when it is appropriate to do so. We apologize for any disruption this may cause but believe it necessary to ensure the health and well-being of the older adults in our communities.

In the meantime, The Virtual Center for Active Adults is providing free online classes and performances through a network of community partners. Please visit
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/virtual-center-active-
adults

Artist Residencies

To provide deeper arts experiences, ARTSFAIRFAX and NCS piloted an Artist Residency Program 2019. Senior centers were paired with professional teaching artists to offer unique high impact arts experiences. Whether in person or online, ArtsFairfax is committed to offering ongoing opportunities for artists to practice their crafts and the community to engage in quality arts experiences. We plan to continue the artist residencies online through the virtual center for active adults in 2020/2021.

Over the course of 4 days/sessions participants will learn how to overcome technical challenges, discuss the various formats available and the advantages of each, how to market and monetize your online arts education programs, and how to work online with students through FCPS and seniors including the Virtual Center for Active Adults.
Teaching artists, arts educators, and arts administrators may register for one or all 4 days.
  • October 19: Panel with Round Table – Taking it Virtual – challenges and
  • successes
  • October 20: How to monetize and market your virtual content
  • October 21: Working with senior centers and the Fairfax Virtual
  • Center for Active Adults
  • October 22: FCPS best practices and requirements for online learning

Sign up today for the Taking it Virtual: Steps to improve your online programming

 

For more information on the ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency Program in the senior centers, click here.

Opportunities for Artists

  • To have your programming included in The Creative Aging Resource Guide, please contact Danielle Stoebe.

 

Find Creative Aging Programs

 

Previous Creative Aging Festivals

  • 2019 Creative Aging Festival:

  • 2018 Creative Aging Festival:

More Information

For more information contact Lisa Mariam, Director of Grants and Services at ARTSFAIRFAX.

 

Program Sponsors

Program Partners

ARTSFAIRFAX IS FUNDED IN PART BY THESE FUNDERS IN ADDITION TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS, INDIVIDUALS, AND ORGANIZATIONS.