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ArtsFairfax awards grants to nonprofit arts organizations, including cultural groups, based in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church. We provide critical funding through a competitive and transparent process according to best practices in grantmaking.

ArtsFairfax Grants Open Now

ArtsFairfax’s newest grant program, Ticket and Participation Subsidy Grants will fund free and reduced-price tickets, tuition, and transportation for performances, workshops, classes, and camps for people who may not have regular opportunities to experience the arts.   

Applicants may request up to $5,000 for activities taking place before June 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until available funds are expended.  

Recent ArtsFairfax Grants

Project Support Grants are awarded in four grant subcategories–Arts in Education, Opportunity, Partnerships, and Arts Access–to serve the artistic and cultural needs of Fairfax County residents. 

ArtsFairfax’s largest grant program, Operating Support Grants promote organizational stability by providing arts organizations with the resources to become more resilient, adaptable, and nimble for sustainability, change, and growth. 

Fairfax County’s One Fairfax Policy

ArtsFairfax embraces the County’s One Fairfax racial and social equity policy. Artists and arts organizations receiving ArtsFairfax Grants must intentionally examine their operations, programs, and services and incorporate diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in decision-making, development, and deployment of policies, programs, and services. 

Calls for Panelists

All eligible grant applications are evaluated by panel review. ArtsFairfax selects experienced arts professionals in all disciplines to review grant applications. 

>> Learn more about our grant panels.