ArtsFairfax Announces More Available Grant Funds for Creatives  

By Editorial Team on October 5, 2020

Deadline: Fri, 30 October 2020

Deadline: October 30

ArtsFairfax announces additional grant funding available to Fairfax County creatives who have lost income due to COVID-19. The new funding available through the Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program is specifically for individual artists thanks to an anonymous donor’s $5,000 challenge donation. The online grant application opens on October 1 and closes on October 30, 2020. ArtsFairfax will announce awardees in December.

ArtsFairfax will host an online information session outlining the grant application process on October 12, 2020 at noon. Interested artists must contact Grants Manager Kimber Craine at to receive the session invite.    

“We are excited to offer this additional funding opportunity for artists in our community. The ArtsFairfax board guides our efforts to think innovatively to meet the arts community’s needs and backs their ideas by raising supporting dollars to help our creative community. We are excited about this new opportunity to support artists, and we look forward to applicants experiencing a shorter application process,” said Linda S. Sullivan, ArtsFairfax President & CEO.

Any individual artist residing in Fairfax County with an active record of professional activity who derives income from their work is eligible for the Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program, which awards grants from $500 to $1,000. All eligible applications for the Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program will be evaluated by panel review.

Key Dates:
October 1, 2020 – Application Opens
October 12, 2020 – Information Session
October 30, 2020 – Application Deadline
November 5, 2020- Panel Meetings
December – Award Announcements

The Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program is in lieu of other long-standing grants programs for Fiscal Year 2021.

To apply and learn more visit,