Welcome to the ArtsFairfax online application system!

This online application system is used for a variety of ArtsFairfax programs including grants, the Arts 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). Multiple staff members working on a single application will share the same login credentials.

3. It's recommended that applicants prepare narrative responses in a word processing program before completing the online application.

Please note: Applications close at midnight on the due date.

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

Don't forget to check submission dates for applications, grant information session dates, and announcements.

For further information, for Grants contact Jackie Dubin (jdubin@artsfairfax.org), for Public Art and Capital One Hall Lisa Mariam (lmariam@artsfairfax.org), and for Arts Awards nominations Debbie Mueller (DMueller@artsfairfax.org).

Request for Qualifications

Temporary Art Installation Opportunity

at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA


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 several storefronts and a courtyard with art.

The selected artists/teams/organizations will provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation in a public courtyard that is currently vacant inside the shopping center. Both static and interactive installations will be considered.


ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations in Fairfax County. Through a series of temporary art installations, the more than 22 million yearly visitors 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.

Macerich will work with the selected artist/team/organization to install the exhibitions. Both ArtsFairfax and Macerich will promote the exhibitions.

Exhibition Spaces

The exhibition space is on the northside of the shopping mall and located at 7950 Tysons Corner Center. The space is fully accessible during Tysons Corner Center regular hours of Monday through Saturday from 10AM-9PM and Sunday from 11AM – 7PM.

Exhibition locations 

Tysons Corner Exhibition Wall Space 

Wall Space

This space is ideal for 2-D art. A professional art hanging system will be installed. Adequate lighting is present. No art can be installed from the ceiling.

360” x 119.5” or approximately 30 ft (width) by 9 ft (height)

Total: 270 sq ft


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

20ft x 20ft

Total floor space available: 400sq ft (1 location)


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


Macerich will not provide insurance.


Applications must be submitted on-line at https://artsfairfax.submittable.com. Applications will remain open until December 31, 2022.

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. If submitting as a team or organization, please include resumes for each team member, with each resume being no longer than three pages.

3. Images of installed past work of similar scope, scale

Selection Process, Timeline, and Criteria


Professional artists, design professionals, and arts organizations are invited to apply as individuals or teams. The artist/team/organization must reside in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church.

RFQ Issue date – July 7, 2022

Contracts will be awarded on a rolling basis from July 7, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

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

Macerich will be the sole determiner of selection. All fees and project costs will be negotiated between Macerich and artist/artist team/organization.