Welcome to the ArtsFairfax online application system!

This online application system is used for a variety of ArtsFairfax programs including grants, the ArtsFairfax Awards, public art, Capital One Hall space use, and the artist residency program.

First time here?

Please click "Sign Up" to complete the registration process and create your free Submittable login credentials. Be sure to keep this login information for your records.

Before Beginning an Application:

  1. Take a few minutes to review the guidelines (available on the ArtsFairfax website and below with each category) including eligibility requirements.
  2. Keep a record of your user name and password (each artist/team/organization may have only one). 

Grant Applicants:

  1. Additional resources including grant information session presentations, sample applications, and grant guidelines are located on the ArtsFairfax website.
  2. Grant applicants are encouraged to attend a grant information session where the grant guidelines, review process, and on-line application are explained in detail.
  3. Please contact ArtsFairfax for instructions if you plan to apply for a grant with a Fiscal Sponsor.

Dates & deadlines:

Check each submission for time due and please don't wait until the last minute to submit.

Contact:

Grants: Kelley Choi (kchoi@artsfairfax.org)

Capital One Hall: Kelley Choi (kchoi@artsfairfax.org)

Poetry Program: Shannon Smith (ssmith@artsfairfax.org)

Call for Artists/Qualifications - Macerich at Tyson's Corner (amui@artsfairfax.org)

ArtsFairfax Awards nominations: Debbie Mueller (DMueller@artsfairfax.org)

Arts organizations will complete this form once as part of the application process for grants that require an organization profile. This form collects key information about an organization—including mission, vision, values, and demographics. Applicants will upload a PDF of this form with certain FY25 ArtsFairfax Grant applications. Refer to the Grant Guidelines for review criteria.    

Instructions  

  1. Complete the grant application eligibility quiz (i.e., Operating Support, Project Support) through ArtsFairfax’s online grant portal. 
  2. Complete the Organization Profile form below.
  3. After submitting, visit your account submissions page. Locate the Organization Profile in your list of submissions. 
  4. Download your Organization Profile. 
  5. Upload the PDF of your Organization Profile to your FY25 ArtsFairfax grant application where requested.

  Editing the Organization Profile:  

  1. Check the Organization Profile form for completeness and accuracy before uploading to your FY25 ArtsFairfax grant applications.
  2. Your Organization Profile may be edited as needed. To open your form for editing, email grants@artsfairfax.org.

 

If you require accommodations or a translation in order to submit your application, please contact grants@artsfairfax.org at least two weeks prior your application's deadline.

Applications are due by 7:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2024. 

ArtsFairfax’s Operating Support Grant Program advances the arts in Fairfax County by supporting the goals and objectives of the county’s arts organizations, helping them maintain and develop their programs, services, and facilities. ArtsFairfax embraces the county’s One Fairfax racial and social equity policy. Artists and arts organizations receiving ArtsFairfax grants must intentionally examine their operations, programs, and services to ensure that equity, diversity, access, and inclusion are taken into consideration with decision-making, development, and deployment of policies, programs, and services. 

View the Grant Guidelines on our Website.


Complete the eligibility quiz below to begin your application.  The full text of the Eligibility Criteria for General Operating Support Grants can be reviewed within the Grant Guidelines linked above.


If you require accommodations or a translation in order to submit your application, please contact grants@artsfairfax.org at least two weeks prior your application's deadline.

>>Return to the ArtsFairfax Online Application Portal to complete the required Organization Profile form.

Applications are due by 7:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2024. 

ArtsFairfax’s Operating Support Grant Program advances the arts in Fairfax County by supporting the goals and objectives of the county’s arts organizations, helping them maintain and develop their programs, services, and facilities. ArtsFairfax embraces the county’s One Fairfax racial and social equity policy. Artists and arts organizations receiving ArtsFairfax grants must intentionally examine their operations, programs, and services to ensure that equity, diversity, access, and inclusion are taken into consideration with decision-making, development, and deployment of policies, programs, and services. 

View the Grant Guidelines on our Website.

 Complete the eligibility quiz below to begin your application.  The full text of Eligibility Criteria for General Operating Support Grants can be reviewed within the Grant Guidelines linked above.

 

If you require accommodations or a translation in order to submit your application, please contact grants@artsfairfax.org at least two weeks prior your application's deadline.


>>Return to the ArtsFairfax Online Application Portal to complete the required Organization Profile form.

Ticket and Participation Subsidy Grants are non-matching grants to Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and City of Falls Church arts organizations to fund free and reduced-price tickets, participation, and transportation for performances, workshops, classes, and camps for Fairfax residents who may not have regular opportunities to experience the arts.

Applicants may request up to $5,000. No match is required. A Ticket and Participation Subsidy Grant is paid in full at the time of award. 

Organizations may receive the Ticket and Participation Subsidy Grant twice per grant period (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024).  The combined total of the two awards may not exceed $5,000.

 Eligible Expenses 

a) Ticket Value (for free or reduced priced tickets) 

b) Fees/Tuition for classes, workshops, camps

c) Transportation expenses

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until available funds are expended through June 30, 2024.
Resources
If you need help distributing tickets please see ArtsFairfax website for suggested community contacts.
Read the complete Ticket and Participation Subsidy Grant Guidelines at https://artsfairfax.org/ticketsubsidy/

Request for Qualifications 

Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA

 

Summary

ArtsFairfax is accepting qualifications from artists, artist teams, and arts organizations for temporary art installations at Tysons Corner Center, a mixed-use destination owned by Macerich. The company is seeking artists and arts organizations to activate areas of the shopping center and outdoor plaza with art. 

 

The selected artists/teams/organizations will provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation at the shopping center. Both static and interactive installations will be considered.

 

Background

ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations, particularly those who live or work in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church. Through a series of temporary art installations, the more than 20 million people who explore Tysons Corner Center’s retail and entertainment offerings will discover the diversity, creativity, and quality of visual artists from the Fairfax region.

 

Tysons Corner Center offers a mix of more than 300 retail brands, 40 dining destinations, a Hyatt Regency, VITA Luxury Apartments, and a 16-screen stadium seating and IMAX 3D AMC Theatres. Tysons’ outdoor plaza offers concerts and community events. 

 

Tysons Corner Center is located about ten miles west of Washington, D.C. just off the Capital Beltway (I-495) near the intersection of Routes 7 and 123.

 

The goal for this initiative is to use the arts to engage the general public and reflect Macerich’s investment in the local community. ArtsFairfax and Macerich are looking for artwork that will:

1. Use the arts to activate the space while creating a unique environment.

2. Brand Tysons Corner Center as an innovative retail & entertainment community with a contemporary, progressive, and creative character.

3. Promote the work of local artists and arts organizations.

 

Exhibition Spaces

The exhibition spaces use existing, adequate lighting and vary throughout the center. Selected artists/teams will be responsible for matting, framing, glazing, security mounting, pedestals, cases, and/or other necessary preparation and installation of the work in a public space. 

 

Wall Spaces

Ideal for 2-D art. Ceiling height is approximately 9 ft and widths vary. No art can be installed from the ceiling. 

 

 

Courtyards – Indoor and Outdoor Spaces Available

Ideal for 3-D art. Pedestals and display boxes need to be provided and installed by programmer/artist if needed. No art can be installed from the ceiling. Sculpture, objects, and installations can be placed in the center of the space. 

 

If selected, a space at the center will be chosen by Macerich that best displays your work. The space is fully accessible during Tysons Corner Center regular hours of Monday through Saturday from 10AM-9PM and Sunday from 11AM – 7PM. 

 

Security

Exhibition spaces are well lit with cameras on site as well as strolling mall security.

 

Insurance

Macerich will not provide insurance. Artists are required to have a liability policy that covers them for the onsite installation of the Artwork. Insurance on the Artwork itself is optional, although recommended, as Macerich is not liable for loss, theft, or damage to the Artwork while it is on display at the Center. 


Submissions

Applications must be submitted on-line at https://artsfairfax.submittable.com. Applications will remain open until December 31, 2024.

 

The following materials will be required to be uploaded: 

1. Statement of Interest and description of your work or project

2. Resume outlining your professional accomplishments; priority will be given to applicants with past exhibition experience. 

3. Installation shots of past exhibitions/work of similar scope, scale. 

 

 

Selection Process, Timeline, and Criteria

 

Eligibility

Professional artists, design professionals, and arts organizations are invited to apply as individuals or teams; one or more member must serve as the applicant. The applicant must live or work in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church.

 

Contracts will be awarded on a rolling basis through December 31, 2024.

 

Each temporary art exhibition will be installed for a minimum of 8 weeks. Artists/teams/organizations may apply more than once.

 

Macerich and Turning Art, Inc. will be the determiner of selection. All fees and project costs will be negotiated between Macerich/Turning Art and artist/artist team/organization.

 

 

Questions about the submission process can be directed to: 

Please contact Allison Mui at amui@artsfairfax.org.

 

 

Capital One Hall includes a state of the art performance hall, The Vault black box theatre, and classrooms available for community use at specially negotiated rates for Fairfax County based non-profit arts groups, and arts related programming by Fairfax County government agencies and Fairfax County Public schools. ArtsFairfax is accepting online applications for arts use of the spaces by eligible Fairfax County community arts organizations and agencies on behalf of the County. Applications will be screened for eligibility and provided to the County. Approved arts organizations and programs will be submitted to Capital One Hall's operator for integration into the Season 5 schedule.

Please visit https://artsfairfax.org/capital-one-hall/ to view information on the Technical Specifications, Sample Contract, Costs, Seasonal List Development Calendar, and Application Process.

You may submit multiple applications for different events. If a single event requires the use of all available spaces (Main Hall, black box, and classrooms) please submit only one application for that event.

The fifth season starts September 1, 2025 and ends June 30, 2026. The second week(end) of each month has been designated for Fairfax County community arts use.  

If you're interested in using only the atrium, other non-arts spaces, or dates outside the designated for community use in the Capital One Hall please contact info@CapitalOneHall.com and for the Perch and amphitheater contact eleanor.sakhri@am.jll.com. These spaces/dates are not covered by the Capital One Hall Community Partnership application process.

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2024 at 7pm EST.








 

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