Ends on February 14, 2019

2019 Arts Awards

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Fairview Park Marriott Hotel 

3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

ARTSFAIRFAX will hold its eighth annual Arts Awards to recognize the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The Arts Awards bring together the arts community, business community, civic and elected leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for their support of the arts in our community.

Emerging Arts Award

The Emerging Arts Award recognizes a new or young arts organization (up to 6 years in operation) that has presented quality arts programming and engaged a broad or specific sector of the general community in the arts. This award will be given to an organization in any arts discipline, or multi-discipline, in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. 

Arts Achievement Award

The Arts Achievement Award recognizes outstanding career achievements of an artist in any discipline, who has produced unique, creative, innovative concepts in their work, and has made a lasting contribution to their discipline. The artist must currently reside in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Arts Philanthropy Award

The Arts Philanthropy Award acknowledges private sector support of the arts in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, by honoring an individual, corporation or foundation that has provided leadership funding, long-term monetary support, or significant investment in the arts. 

Nominations Deadline: 5:00pm February 14, 2019


Arts Awards Nomination Process


Nominated individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations must reside in or conduct the predominant portion of their professional activity in Fairfax County or the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church. Past winners are not eligible to win the same award, but may be nominated in a different category.


The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2019. Notification to award winners will be made on or before March 15, 2019. Self-nominations are accepted. 

All application questions must be answered and answers are limited to a maximum of 500 words. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Please contact Brenda MacRoberts at artsawards@artsfairfax.org for additional information and assistance. 

Submission of up to two (2) supplemental materials is optional, but encouraged. Supplemental materials may include, but are not limited to, program brochures, newspaper reviews or articles, testimonials, letters of support, or other marketing materials.

Multiple applications are allowed.  Please complete a separate form for each nomination.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm February 14, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.



2667 Prosperity Avenue, Suite A, Fairfax, VA 22031

Email: artsawards@artsfairfax.org


Award winners will be announced to the public through press releases, ARTSFAIRFAX’s eNewsletter, social media, and website. Winners will be asked for biographical information and photos. A video interview will be conducted during the summer and presented as part of the awards ceremony. The video interview will be the property of ARTSFAIRFAX and used in future promotions. 

Awards Event: 

The annual Arts Awards will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Award winners and their guest (2 complimentary seats) will be seated at the table of the corresponding award sponsor (unless the awardee wishes to sit at another table). Nonprofit arts table rates and artists/nonprofit arts administrator ticket rates will be available.