ARTSFAIRFAX’s wide-ranging grant programs strengthen Fairfax County organizations, support and honor Fairfax artists, cultivate creativity, encourage equitable access to county-wide artistic experiences, and mobilize the arts as tools for ensuring a creative economy. Each year on behalf of Fairfax County, ARTSFAIRFAX awards approximately $500,000 through five grant programs that serve all arts disciplines.
Grant Programs Overview and Timeline
|Grant Program||Description of grant program||workshop date||Application deadline||Grant Panel Date(s)||Announcement|
|Fast Track||Fund one-time special needs ore activities for arts organizations that fall outside the regular cycle or scope of ARTSFAIRFAX grants.||Contact Arts Council Grants Staff||Rolling||N/A||Within 30 Days|
|Operating Support||Fund arts organizations’ basic operational needs.||January 5, 2018||February 15, 2018||April 17-19, 2018||July 2018|
|Project Support||Project Support grants fund programs and activities that engage new audiences in the arts and contribute to community arts activities in Fairfax County.||March 14, 2018||May 23, 2018||July 18 & 19, 2018||September 2018|
|Organizational and Professional Development||Fund activities that improve organizational management.||July 31, 2018||September 5, 2018||October 24, 2018||December 2018|
|Artist||Reward individual artists for outstanding accomplishments||November 14, 2018||January 9, 2019||February 20 & 21, 2019||May 2019|