If you know the arts, you know that one learns how to create magic with limited resources. Arlington's success in doing just that has made it the first arts program to win the prestigious Innovations in Government Award from the Ford Foundation and Harvard University. Arlington has emerged as a regional hub of arts activity, and a national model for arts support.
All Arlington visual and performing arts groups rely on dedicated volunteers working in many areas: behind the scenes, greeting the public, keeping records and breaking them at the box office! Arlington's diverse array of arts groups producing visual arts, dance, theatre, heritage arts, music, literary and media programs ensures that you can find a group whose work mirrors your interest. Check out the Arts Organizations section of this website for complete contact information on the over 50 arts organizations.
Arlington Cultural Affairs also uses volunteers for the following programs:
Artisphere, the new cultural center in Rosslyn is slated to open 10.10.10, and will have a vigorous volunteer program prior to and after its opening. See the Volunteer at Artisphere page for complete information about volunteering, and for internship opportunties, check out the Internship page.
Cultural Heritage Programs: Assistance is needed to help with administrative tasks associated with folklore, multi-cultural festivals and programs. Call 703-228-1899, or email us.
Technical Services: Volunteers help with the summer outdoor concert series. Call 703-228-1845 for more information.
Other Area Arts Volunteer Resources
Arlington County Volunteer Office
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington Business Volunteers for the Arts
Points of Light Foundation