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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...

October – The Arts are in Fairfax

October – The Arts are in Fairfax

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/the-arts-are-in-fairfax/article_f9af88fe-0988-11eb-82e7-dbe5d31bb65b.html The arts are in Fairfax By Dana Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County Times Oct 9, 2020 Fall is underway and most of our life continues to be online. The new normal has us exploring creative endeavors and rethinking our plans. For ArtsFairfax, our annual Arts Awards celebration moves to October 15, 2021,...

ARTSFAIRFAX Launches Relief Fund for Arts Organizations and Artists

ARTSFAIRFAX Launches Relief Fund for Arts Organizations and Artists

COVID-19 is having disastrous financial consequences on the arts sector, an essential part of Fairfax’s local economy. The lasting impact is unknown, but predictors indicate many small nonprofits arts organizations will close their doors, leaving many unemployed and a hole in the culture of our community. The arts community needs immediate financial support, and that...

Fairfax County Launches 2 Relief Funds for  Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Fairfax County Launches 2 Relief Funds for Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Fairfax County Launches 2 Relief Funds for Nonprofits & Small Businesses Nonprofits and small businesses are facing an uncertain economic future.  Responding to nonprofit and small business community needs, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created two grant programs to assist nonprofits and small businesses. Using the Federal CARES Act funds, the county established a...

The County’s Art Buzz – May

The County’s Art Buzz – May

The Arts are in Fairfax By Dana Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County Times May 15, 2020 Fairfax Poet Laureate Announced ArtsFairfax invites the community to celebrate the announcement of Fairfax County’s first poet laureate, Nicole Tong. The Fairfax Poet Laureate is the county’s highest honor awarded to a local poet. Selected through a...

The County’s Art Buzz – February

The County’s Art Buzz – February

Helen Hayes nominations announced Four local theatres are receiving Helen Hayes Awards for their 2019 artistic work. This year, 18 nominations went to 1st Stage ( second overall in nominations) followed by Creative Cauldron, which won nine, The Hub Theatre, which won three and Next Stop Theatre Company, which won one nomination. Winners will be...

The County’s Art Buzz – January

The County’s Art Buzz – January

The County’s arts buzz By Dana Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County Times Jan 9, 2020 Updated Jan 9, 2020 2020 Arts Awards nominations are open ArtsFairfax is accepting nominations in the categories of Arts Education, Arts Impact and Arts Philanthropy for the 2020 ArtsFairfax Arts Awards until February 7, 2020. The ninth annual Arts Awards,...

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