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ArtsFairfax Thanks the Arts for Their Support During the COVID Crisis

ArtsFairfax Thanks the Arts for Their Support During the COVID Crisis

A Strong Arts Community Helps Fairfax Survive and Thrive  It’s been over a year since the world, as we knew it, came to an abrupt stop. While doors closed and venues shuttered, Fairfax County artists and art organizations used innovation and creativity to share art offerings that entertained, educated, soothed our grief, and kept us...

Relief and Recovery for the Arts 

Relief and Recovery for the Arts 

Relief and Recovery for the Arts  President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan is a major step toward recovery and building back America. This bill and federal leaders’ support of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants are critically needed relief for our community. While these are big steps forward, much is still needed for the...

The Arts in Our Community

The Arts in Our Community

Spring is around the corner, and we are anxiously taking steps to reopen our economy. As we look toward a better 2021, we cannot forget the pandemic’s financial impact on the arts community. The arts quickly pivoted from in-person to online shows. This shift helped us engage, educate, and create a community during the most...

Next Steps for NextStop Theatre Company

Next Steps for NextStop Theatre Company

By Amy Ginsburg, From a Capacity Partners Case Study As Covid-19 crashed into our area a year ago, the arts faced unique challenges as stages went dark and classes moved to virtual platforms. Professional theaters, such as the NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, VA, were thrust into unfamiliar, unprecedented circumstances. Not every arts organization survived,...

The Art of Inspiration: 2021 Edition

The Art of Inspiration: 2021 Edition

The Art of Inspiration: 2021 Edition If 2020 has left you feeling gloomy and uninspired, you’re not alone. Between social distancing, missed events, and an endless news cycle of disheartening statistics, communities across the country are feeling the stress. Yet hope springs eternal, and the new year offers all of us a chance to hit...

January – The arts are in Fairfax

January – The arts are in Fairfax

Dana C. Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County TimesJan 15, 2021 The year 2020 is over, and we can thank our creativity, innovation, and desire to connect for getting us to January. The arts community led the way in transitioning exhibits, classes, and experiences to an online format. It has not been easy, and...

December – The arts are in Fairfax

December – The arts are in Fairfax

Dana C. Stewart Special to the Fairfax County TimesDec 11, 2020 December is traditionally a time for us to reflect and give generously to those in need. This year, thinking back, 2020 seems longer than 12 months. It has challenged us to rethink how we live both economically and culturally. Like everyone, the local arts...

The arts in Fairfax

The arts in Fairfax

November presents the opportunity, as a country and as individuals, to reflect on our country’s direction and then exert our power of choice through a vote. As of this writing, the Presidential election outcome is unknown, but we know that the arts are a vital part of our local, state, and national economic recovery. The...

COVID-19 and the Arts: Response and Resources

COVID-19 and the Arts: Response and Resources

The arts and culture industry is a rapidly growing industry in the US. According to the reports from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts industry contributes about $763.6 billion to the US economy or 4.2 percent of the GDP — thanks to the rise of art...

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