Foundation / Corporation
Grants of up to $50,000 to Virginia nonprofit arts organizations in eligible locations to support organizational operations. Funding is intended to assist local organizations and help them develop and maintain their services, programs, and facilities. Eligible applicants are based in Fairfax County, the city of Fairfax, or the city of Falls Church.
ArtsFairfax’s Operating Support 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, and artists and arts organizations receiving ArtsFairfax grants must intentionally examine their operations, programs and services, and incorporate equity, diversity, access, and inclusion in decision-making, development and deployment of policies, programs, and services.
Operating Support Grants maintain organizational stability as a platform for becoming more resilient, adaptable, and nimble for sustainability, change, and growth. As ArtsFairfax’s largest grant program, Operating Support funds generate recognition for a broad spectrum of the county’s cultural organizations.
Through the Operating Support Grant Program, ArtsFairfax seeks:
GrantWatch ID#: 165364
Operating Support grants range from $1,000 to $50,000.
Generally, activities supported by the Operating Support Grant Program grants may be carried out for one year, between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
USA: Virginia: Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church
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