The Glasgow Print Society

Through the Glasgow Print Society ARTSFAIRFAX artist residency, students communicate their ideas about community and environment through poster design and printmaking.

Students discuss what being a member of a society means to them, and how they can empathize with one another through peer discussion and active listening within the society.

Students investigate what makes a school environment conducive for learning and how the environment connects to the school community as a whole. As members of the community, they explore ways by which they can and actually do impact their own learning environment.

 

Students recognize how graphic design affects environments and communities. They identify both positive and negative ways in which design can impact a community, through examining real world examples. This includes a selection of WWII posters, works by Shepard Fairey, and local publicity. They collectively break down and analyze these examples of graphic design by developing their understanding of how principles of design can be used to express ideas and meaning. They discuss how to find creative solutions to everyday problems through design thinking. This informs their thought process as they plan their own poster designs. Students learn about and apply methods of screen printing to create affirmation and motivational posters about the school community. They learn about screen printing processes, apply these approaches and learn how to recognize

Exploring Movement in Improvisation

This ARTSFAIRFAX theatrical residency offers students opportunities to practice effective communication active listening skills. By creating original, imaginative stories through improvisation, students learn and demonstrate the basic tenets of improv. Using techniques such as CRO/OW (character, relationship, objective, obstacle, and whereabouts) and a movement vocabulary based on the work of renowned theatrical movement practitioners, students will perform improvised scenes from beginning to end.

Students practice focus, risk-taking, and working as an ensemble by learning a series of warm-ups, exercises, and games. Using a movement vocabulary, students explore how movement and gesture impact character development and relationship within scenes. Students practice effective communication and active listening skills by working in pairs, small, and larger groups to create improvised scenes. Collaborating in small groups, students utilize creative and critical thinking skills to build scenes from a series of prompts from their classroom colleagues. Students offer feedback to their colleagues to deepen the understanding and practice of the theatrical concepts.

ARTSFAIRFAX Information Technology and Data Manager

 

POSITION:  Information Technology and Data Manager

Part-time position: 20 hours per week

Start date: May 20th or until filled

Work location: 2667 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, Virginia 22031.

COMPENSATION:

Salary: $25,000 annual salary (part-time position)

Other Compensation: 100% major medical health benefits for employee, with the option to add family coverage at employee expense. Employees receive paid vacation, sick, holidays, jury duty, bereavement, and personal days per HR Policies Manual. We offer a retirement program for non-matched employee contribution.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

ARTSFAIRFAX

ARTSFAIRFAX is a 501c3 local arts agency that provides arts information and advocacy services to the general public; grants financial support to arts organizations and programs in Fairfax County; and offers capacity building services to artists, arts organizations and the Fairfax community. The Arts Council has a staff of 4-6 FTE, and an annual operating budget of $1.3M.

ARTSFAIRFAX is the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring the arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, and education.  ARTSFAIRFAX is funded in part by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position is charged with overseeing ARTSFAIRFAX’s website, technology and data management.  Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of database management, website management and tools, basic coding, and integration between all systems.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Maintain the integrity of the website, database and full function of computers, printers and server
  • Manage oversight of off-site contractors for website and server
  • Provide statistical analysis, create backups and generate reports
  • Work with staff/content providers on web edit requests
  • Lead staff training on technology, when required
  • Manage the purchase and upgrades of technology (hardware & software)
  • Manage contract to maintain server, public IP/Firewall protection, network switches and implementation of software and procedures for a cyber threat.
  • Implement a database strategy to manage research initiatives, if required
  • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

Qualified candidates will have experience in Microsoft Office 365 and licenses, email blast services, WordPress, HTML, CCS preferred, Python and A+, Security+ and/or Network+ certifications, and experience in database management.  He/she will have experience troubleshooting requests, strong interpersonal skills and time management and prioritization experience.   Preferred candidates will have experience with IT management, CRM software and coding, knowledge of HTML and CCS code, familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud and SQL experience.  Candidates must be able to work diplomatically with board members, staff, interns, and volunteers in a not-for-profit setting.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

E-mail resume and cover letter to Dana Stewart, Director of Communications at dstewart@artsfairfax.org.  Only potential candidates will be contacted.

Fairfax County’s Hidden Gem – January

Fairfax County’s Hidden Gem

Special to the Fairfax County Times, Jan 11, 2019

Welcome to the first column dedicated to the arts in Fairfax County. It has long been known that the Fairfax County arts scene is a hidden gem treasured by residents, but its talent and vibrant offerings for professional artists, students and patrons make it a destination for everyone’s entertainment.

What is ARTSFAIRFAX?

The Fairfax County arts community is brought together by ARTSFAIRFAX, a nonprofit organization incorporated to be Fairfax County’s designated local arts agency. ARTSFAIRFAX has been the voice of the arts since 1964. The organization rebranded in 2018 from the Arts Council of Fairfax County to better serve Fairfax County – growing exposure to the many arts opportunities in our community, increasing equity, inclusion and access to art for all.

ARTSFAIRFAX serves Fairfax residents and visitors, the arts community, local government and private sector arts supporters. ARTSFAIRFAX is your resource for Fairfax County art information. Our website provides an events calendar and a county arts directory helping you find the arts in your community.

We work to strengthen our arts community by providing professional development workshops, job listings, public arts, and an Artist Residency Program in Fairfax County Public Schools. We aid the County by distributing county funds for the arts and collaborating on a Creative Aging Festival and County Master Arts Plan. Organizations funded in part by ARTSFAIRFAX’s grants offer some exciting events in January. Don’t miss ArtSpace Herndon’s “Three Moves to Divine Exhibit,” NextStop Theatre’s “[title of show],” American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert, Reston Community Players’ “Superior Donuts” or 1st Stage Theater’s “The Brother’s Size” to highlight a few.

Operating Support Grant information workshop, Feb. 22

In Fiscal Year 2018, ARTSFAIRFAX awarded 64 grants in the following categories: Operating Support, Organizational and Professional Development, Project Support, Fast Track and Artist Grants. Fairfax County artists and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for FY20 funding. An Operating Support Grant information workshop will be held on Feb. 22.

Awards nominations from the public are accepted until Feb. 14

The arts are an important part of our community. Each year, ARTSFAIRFAX strives to recognize the hard work, effort and dedication of artists and those who support the arts through its annual Arts Awards luncheon in October. The Arts Awards brings together the arts, businesses, civic communities and elected leaders to celebrate the arts in Fairfax County. This year, ARTSFAIRFAX is accepting nominations from the public until Feb.14 in the following categories: Arts Philanthropy, Arts Achievement, and the Emerging Arts Awards. For more information and to learn how you can participate, visit the ARTSFAIRFAX website or call 571-395-4619.

ARTSFAIRFAX is funded by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit ARTSFAIRFAX.org to learn more about the arts in Fairfax, find an arts event, information on applying for a grant, or submit an Arts Awards nomination.
Make participating in the arts your new year’s resolution and visit our column monthly to learn about the arts in Fairfax County.
Don’t forget to stay connected to the arts by following and tagging ARTSFAIRFAX on Facebook.

ARTSFAIRFAX – Imagine Art Here Community Engagement Intern

INTERN
Imagine Art Here Public Art Engagement Project in Springfield

ARTSFAIRFAX
ARTSFAIRFAX is the recognized voice of the arts in Fairfax County, dedicated to fostering a dynamic and diverse local arts presence and participation. We ensure that artists and the arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, advocacy, funding, education and capacity building.

ARTSFAIRFAX is funded in part by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

One of the ARTSFAIRFAX’s key initiatives is collaborative leadership of the Master Arts Plan to expand community access to and engagement in the arts and culture by planning cultural facilities and public art throughout Fairfax County that reflects its diversity, considers existing facilities, and responds to future growth. A MAP Task Force consisting of ARTSFAIRFAX Board members, community representatives, and government officials was formed to assess existing cultural assets in the county and the growth trends that will inform a plan for future arts facilities and public art.

PROJECT SYNPOSIS
The Imagine Art Here Public Art Engagement Project is a temporary public art and community engagement project that will raise community awareness of the potential for public art at Springfield and gather community feedback on future cultural opportunities at Springfield. The project is supported in part by an NEA grant.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern will assist in the following areas:
• Provide support for public art engagement project at Springfield
• Research community groups and events in Springfield
• Assist with the promotion of the project in local calendars and websites
• Assist with community engagement activities including community photo portrait days organized by the Artist Team
• Assist with social media for the project including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

REPORTS TO
The intern will report directly to the Project Manager. The intern will assist the Project Manager, Communications Director, and the Artist Team.

TIME
This is a part-time position at 8-20 hours per week with flexible scheduling. The internship is available from November 2018 through August 2019 and may be used for credit.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Interest and/or experience in Studio Art or Urban planning preferred
• Desire to engage with diverse groups of people
• Solid skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Good communications skills (written and verbal) and analytical skills
• Social Media experience
• Detail oriented
• Strong research skills
• Arts background or knowledge preferred

BENEFITS OF INTERNSHIP
• Learn about public art process
• Opportunity to work with a professional artists
• Experience in arts management
• Contribution to a County-wide long term initiative
• Gain understanding of a wide range of arts issues regarding public art

TO APPLY
• E-mail resume and cover letter to Lisa Mariam at LMariam@artsfairfax.org

Philanthropy/Nonprofit Consultant

A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with extensive experience in the arts, Melanie Wolfe provides counsel on capacity building through fundraising, board development, communications, and strategic planning for high-impact cultural organizations of all sizes.  Her career has included tenures with the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, League of American Orchestras, and Arts for the Aging, Inc., as well as service on ARTSFAIRFAX grants review committees.  Innovative and high-touch approaches to philanthropy, which are based on best practices and customized to suit individual organizations, are her trademark.  Consulting areas of expertise are:

  • Development operations assessments
  • Fundraising campaign planning and execution
  • Major and planned giving programs
  • Donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and retention
  • Annual giving programs
  • Board development
  • Teambuilding
  • Strategic visioning and planning
  • Communications

For further information, please email.

ARTSFAIRFAX: Grants Program Internship

The intern will report directly to the Grants Manager. This is a part-time position at 8-24 hours per week with flexible scheduling. The Grants Program Intern will assist in research, marketing, and administrative duties as necessary. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about arts organizations and grants management!

E-mail resume and cover letter to Lisa Mariam atLMariam@artsfairfax.org.