FY 2013 CHALLENGE GRANTS
The FY 2013 Challenge Grant application deadline is now closed.
ARTISPHERE FY12 ANNUAL REPORT
2012 was a year of great change for Artisphere. Read more about the transformation in the FY12 Annual Report.
ARLINGTON COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS RELEASES THE COMPLETED Arlington Arts 2030 Study.
The culmination of a year-long process with one of the nation’s leading firms, and the incorporation of public comment and review, the Arlington Commission for the Arts has released the final draft of the Arlington Arts 2030 report. A long-range strategy that provides recommendations for the support of the arts in Arlington County over the next 20 years, the following final document is now available to the public.
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INTERNATIONAL ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM RETURNS TO ARLINGTON in FALL
Arlington artists Mary Detweiler, Linda Maldonado, and Lisa McCarty returned from Arlington's Sister City, Aachen, Germany, after participating in Project 2011: Face to Face, a 10-day exchange program with nine artists from the Euregio Maas-Rhine region in April 2011. The artists collaborated on site-specific installations in the Aula Carolina, a former monastary built in the 17th century. The project was organized by German artist Monika Radhoff-Troll, founding member of the womens' artist collective dreieck.triangle.driehoek.
Click the link to see a slide show of the artist exchange in Aachen: Aachen-Arlington Artist Exchange
From October 26 to November 4, 2011, five of the European artists will complete the exchange by visiting Arlington to collaborate with the Arlington artists on a site-specific installation at Artisphere, Arlington's new cultural center. The artists' workspaces will be open to the public and several public programs will take place during the exchange.
Visit the FACE to FACE Tumbler page to read posts by the artists and see what they did! http://facetoface2011.tumblr.com/
Arlington Commission for the Arts releases its report entitled The Intrinsic Value of Arlington's Arts Community
The study is a follow-up on their 2009 report on the economic impact of theatres in Arlington, and demonstrates the intrinsic value that the supported arts groups bring to the Arlington community in terms of quality of life. It addressed Access to Art, Arts Education, Community Service and Community Health and Well Being.
Speedy Tolliver Wins Virginia Heritage Award
The Virginia Commission for the Arts announces its first Heritage Award Winners, who will be honored at the October 9th Richmond Folk Festival. Among those chosen is Arlington's master fiddler, Roy Odell "Speedy" Tolliver, whose very own fiddle contest was held in Arlington on September 20, 2009. At 91, Speedy still plays several times a week in jam sessions or as a member of various bands. He also teaches students in his home. He is also one of the featured artists on this website.
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