Why Give to ARTSFAIRFAX?
ARTSFAIRFAX Advances Creativity for a Propserous Fairfax County.
We recognize the arts are transformative and fundamental to our lives, developing communication and analytic skills in people of all ages. ARTSFAIRFAX serves over 250 arts organizations in the County distributes over $500,000 annually in county, public, and private funds through competitive grants and awards to arts organizations and artists of all disciplines. We also award scholarships to students pursuing advanced studies in an arts discipline.
The arts are essential to a thriving community, creating a sense of place and fueling social and economic growth.
ARTSFAIRFAX collaborated with Americans for the Arts to develop the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a national study on the economic impact of the arts. The study highlighted the following for Fairfax County:
- Over $270 million is generated annually in economic activity from the arts and culture industry in Fairfax
- $9.3 million of local government revenue is generated by arts and culture organizations in Fairfax
- More than $10 million of state government revenue is generated by arts and culture organizations in Fairfax
- 6,220 full-time equivalent jobs in 2015 were supported by nonprofit arts and culture organizations
ARTSFAIRFAX relies on the contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support our programs. Your gift makes it possible to:
- Enrich the community with Public Art through Imagine Art Here
- Engage our mature residents through the Creative Aging Festival
- Inspire the next generation of artists through the Artists Residency Program
- Celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for supporting the arts through the Arts Awards