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By offering arts groups affordable space and services in lieu of large cash grants, Arlingon Cultural Affairs has fostered one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the DC metropolitan area. By creatively using its status as a government body to leverage resources for the arts, the County demonstrated that artists and government can work together, and transformed its own cultural landscape in the process. The first and only arts organization to win the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation, Arlington Cultural Affairs is now a national model for regional arts support. Arlington Cultural Affairs provides programs and services that build community and transform lives by enhancing enjoyment and understanding of, and participation in, the arts. The unit is a Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

Follow Arlington County Poet Laureate to read poems written in Arlington during National Poetry Month."A poem stepped on...
04/01/2020
Written in Arlington

Follow Arlington County Poet Laureate to read poems written in Arlington during National Poetry Month.

"A poem stepped onto a bus.
It didn’t know its destination,
as it left behind sturdy shelves
In One More Page Books & More​.
It sailed towards Fairfax Dr.—

This poem forgot a map."

- from "Poem: Without A Destination" by Jess Stork Glicoes featured in Written in Arlington, an anthology of Arlington poets edited by Arlington Poet Laureate Emerita Katherine Young​, forthcoming from Gargoyle Magazine/Paycock Press​.

Read the full poems at: https://katherine-young-poet.com/?p=925.

Poem: Without A Destinationby Jess Stork Glicoes A poem stepped onto a bus.It didn’t know its destination, as it left behind sturdy shelves In One More Page Books.&nbs…

It's CENSUS DAY! Join us today to Take a Break, Take the Census!It's vital for ALL Arlingtonians to respond to the #2020...
04/01/2020

It's CENSUS DAY! Join us today to Take a Break, Take the Census!

It's vital for ALL Arlingtonians to respond to the #2020Census -- info is used for planning and providing community services (including planning for emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic). #2020Census

#ArlingtonCounts

It's CENSUS DAY! Join us today to Take a Break, Take the Census!

It's vital for ALL Arlingtonians to respond to the #2020Census -- info is used for planning and providing community services (including planning for emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic). #2020Census

03/31/2020
Arlington County Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month! Be sure to follow Arlington County Poet Laureate!

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we will share a poem each day by Arlington poets!

The poems will come from a new anthology called Written in Arlington edited by Arlington Poet Laureate Emerita Katherine Young, forthcoming this fall from Arlington-based Gargoyle Magazine/Paycock Press. Stay tuned!

COVID-19 Art Stories is a new, bilingual (English & Spanish) digital space for sharing pandemic stories from artists & c...
03/31/2020
COVID-19 Art Stories

COVID-19 Art Stories is a new, bilingual (English & Spanish) digital space for sharing pandemic stories from artists & cultural workers as well as from those who benefit from their work. Find the site here: https://covid19artstories.org

arte y artistas en la pandemia / arts and artists in the pandemic

03/31/2020
Signature Theatre

Starting last night, Signature Theatre introduced a new show called Signature Strong – Live! Every Tuesday night, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer will host a live conversation with some of the actors who have become Signature favorites over the years, including Nova Y. Payton (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Blackbeard, Dreamgirls), Tracy Lynn Olivera (A Little Night Music; Company; Hello, Dolly!), Maria Rizzo (A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Gypsy) and Bobby Smith (Assassins, Light Years, La Cage aux Folles). You can watch on their page. Set your calendar for next Tuesday at 8PM for the next Signature Strong – Live!

https://www.facebook.com/sigtheatre

Tony Award®-winning, non-profit professional theater company in the Washington DC area that produces world premiere musicals and plays, reinvents contemporary and classic musicals, develops new work, and runs engaging educational and outreach programs.

Arlington Economic Development
03/30/2020

Arlington Economic Development

We want to hear from you. What is your business or non-profit doing during the COVID19 crisis? How are you innovating your business model, helping others, boosting morale, etc. We would love to hear your stories. Reply here or contact us at [email protected].

At-home art projects are now available from Arlington Arts Center's website. From spring animal patterns to flower patte...
03/30/2020

At-home art projects are now available from Arlington Arts Center's website. From spring animal patterns to flower pattern cards, these projects are designed to use materials that you already have at home.

Visit their classes page to view and download these projects today!

They are also putting together a series of online art workshops and programs, so stay tuned for updates about those!

https://arlingtonartscenter.org/education/class/

On Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. (EST), join Americans for the Arts staff for an overview of their advocacy and research ...
03/27/2020

On Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. (EST), join Americans for the Arts staff for an overview of their advocacy and research relating to the new federal COVID-19 Relief Package. Speakers will discuss Americans for the Arts' COVID-19 response resources; the new legislation; what parts relate to arts organizations, artists, and the creative economy; and what you should expect in the next few weeks.

Register now for the webinar:

https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/covid-19-relief-package-briefing-an-americans-for-the-arts-virtual-check-in

Arlington Farmers Markets to Reopen for Order Pickups
03/27/2020
Arlington Farmers Markets to Reopen for Order Pickups

Arlington Farmers Markets to Reopen for Order Pickups

(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) Farmers markets in Arlington closed briefly by the coronavirus outbreak will be allowed to re-open this weekend, but with a catch: vendors can only offer food that's been pre-ordered before the market. The new rules are meant to bring local farmers markets in compliance wit

Attention Arts Organizations: in today’s webinar a rep from the Small Business Administration will walk you through the ...
03/26/2020
Webinar: Business Tools to Survive a Pandemic - AED - Arlington Economic Development

Attention Arts Organizations: in today’s webinar a rep from the Small Business Administration will walk you through the application for low-interest Federal Disaster Loans. Today (Thurs., 3/26) at 11am e.s.t., hosted by BizLaunch !

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved an Economic Injury Disaster declaration for Virginia and the D.C. metropolitan area. Small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals throughout the region affected by COVID-19 can now apply for low interest federal disaster loans to pay ....

Spain Arts and Culture shared a comprehensive list of museums that you can visit online from your home. Here are some re...
03/25/2020
Spanish Culture From Home: Museums

Spain Arts and Culture shared a comprehensive list of museums that you can visit online from your home. Here are some recommendations for museums in Madrid to keep learning and appreciating art from home.

https://d19cgyi5s8w5eh.cloudfront.net/eml/cJpJVjAoTz6k3rra_sIV-Q?e=Misabelle-Stark%40arlingtonva.us&a=XAP3Ha_DTBOAm8bPrFkMTg&f=b3069fd4&t=1

Although museums might be closed now, there are many ways to visit a gallery from the comfort of your home as virtual museums are becoming a reality. Over the years, they have been adapting to new times and audiences by fully digitalizing their collections and providing detailed information on each....

Arlington Economic Development
03/25/2020

Arlington Economic Development

ATTN Small Business Owners: Receive up to $7,500 in grant money through the Emergency Layoff Aversion program for expenses that help you avoid laying off your employees. Apply by Friday 3/27, Grants awarded on 3/30. More info here: https://workforcecouncil.arlingtonva.us/covid19/

Show your support for Arlington's Avant Bard Theatre with a donation.https://www.goldstar.com/shows/1920890/checkout/new...
03/25/2020

Show your support for Arlington's Avant Bard Theatre with a donation.

https://www.goldstar.com/shows/1920890/checkout/new?mal=1

A message from Avant Bard:
Founded in 1990 as Washington Shakespeare Company, Avant Bard Theatre is a performing arts organization dedicated to producing classic works — both time-tested and contemporary - emphasizing a provocative, bold approach in an intimate setting, and showcasing the best-emerging talent in the region mentored by seasoned, professional theatre artists. Avant Bard’s mission is expressed through its commitment to artistic excellence, collaboration, talent development, and educational and social outreach. For our 30th Anniversary Season, we announced an ambitious slate of productions, including our Spring Repertory, featuring Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece Suddenly Last Summer and Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson. On March 13, we had to make one of the most difficult decisions in our thirty-year history: we decided to cancel our long-anticipated Spring Rep, out of an abundance of caution and concern in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We did this to protect artists and audiences alike, knowing full well that it meant eliminating two-thirds of our 30th Anniversary season. This loss of box office income from our Spring Rep-along with production expenses already incurred or committed—only adds to our sense of shock over these unprecedented developments. In these difficult times, we ask for your help in making sure all actors, directors, designers, and other artists get paid for their work on the Spring Rep. Through no fault of their own, these fine people’s work never reached the wide audience it deserves, and we feel the least we can do is honor their contracts by paying them fully. This will be difficult for Avant Bard, especially in light of the lost income from the Rep, but we are committed to doing so, to help these artists and their families in some small way during this difficult time. It’s the right thing to do. Your donation at this crucial moment will ensure that Avant Bard keeps its commitment to the artists and crew members who bring our productions to life. Our goal is to make up at least what we lost in box office income for the Spring Rep—approximately $28,000. Any amount helps!

Synetic Theater just introduced Synetic Streaming! Since their doors are closed, for the time being, they are bringing t...
03/24/2020

Synetic Theater just introduced Synetic Streaming! Since their doors are closed, for the time being, they are bringing the theater to you! Enjoy an encore presentation of Hansel and Gretel (2017) from the comfort of your home. Pay what you can and think about the number of people in your viewing party. After your purchase, you'll receive a link and password to the video.

https://ci.ovationtix.com/34297/production/1027933?performanceId=10531547

The deadline is today!Arlington County is seeking applications for its official Arlington County Poet Laureate for the 2...
03/24/2020
Poet Laureate - Arlington Arts

The deadline is today!

Arlington County is seeking applications for its official Arlington County Poet Laureate for the 2020-2022 term. With the final application deadline of March 24, 2020, by 5:00pm, the selected poet laureate’s two-year term will begin July 1, 2020. https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/poet-laureate/

Arlington County’s Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and works to advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. The Poet Laureate represents Arlington’s commitment to fostering a creative environment that enc...

03/24/2020
Individual Giving – Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance launched the “Keep Artists Employed” Artist Support Fund. The fund helps offset the loss of income due to canceled rehearsals, residencies, after school programs, projects, and performances. 100% of the proceeds go directly to their artists.

https://www.janefranklin.com/support/individual-giving

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the arts industry, we are launching a “Keep Artists Employed” Artist Support Fund to help offset the loss of income due to cancelled rehearsals, residencies, after school programs, projects and performances. 100% of the proceeds goes directly ...

The Alexandria/Arlington Emergency Layoff Aversion Assistance Program will award 11 grants to local small businesses who...
03/24/2020
Emergency Layoff Aversion Assistance Program - Regional Workforce Council

The Alexandria/Arlington Emergency Layoff Aversion Assistance Program will award 11 grants to local small businesses who require financial assistance in order to retain their workforce during the COVID-19 emergency. https://workforcecouncil.arlingtonva.us/covid19/

The Governor is authorizing $87,619.00 of funding to the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, for employers eligible to remain open during the COVID-19 emergency. Period of performance is from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. The ove...

Arlington County is seeking applications for its official Arlington County Poet Laureate for the 2020-2022 term. With th...
03/23/2020
Poet Laureate - Arlington Arts

Arlington County is seeking applications for its official Arlington County Poet Laureate for the 2020-2022 term. With the final application deadline of March 24, 2020, by 5:00pm, the selected poet laureate’s two-year term will begin July 1, 2020. https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/poet-laureate/

Arlington County’s Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and works to advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. The Poet Laureate represents Arlington’s commitment to fostering a creative environment that enc...

SBA To Provide Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistan...
03/23/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA To Provide Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Synetic Strong - Synetic Theater
03/23/2020
Synetic Strong - Synetic Theater

Synetic Strong - Synetic Theater

In the last 12 months, Synetic Theater has strengthened our core team considerably to match the word-class art and education programs you have come to expect from us. We now employ 19 full- and part-time staff members, not to mention the scores of artists, technicians, and teaching artists who join....

Check out these resources for small businesses (including arts organizations) during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
03/20/2020
Resources for Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic - AED - Arlington Economic Development

Check out these resources for small businesses (including arts organizations) during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Small businesses are vital to the Arlington community. Over 92% of businesses in Arlington employ 50 or less. The following information is dedicated to updating our vibrant business community on current resources available to assist through the Pandemic. Updates will be provided as new res...

Area playwrights! Now that we’re all living that quarantine life, now’s the best time to finish your play or dream up so...
03/19/2020
Submissions — Signature Theatre

Area playwrights! Now that we’re all living that quarantine life, now’s the best time to finish your play or dream up something new. Signature Theatre is looking for submissions for their SigWorks Readings thru 4/6.

https://www.sigtheatre.org/about/work/submissions/

Signature Theatre is committed to the development of new work and has one of the largest musical theater commissioning programs in the country. Signature Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts.

The Desegregation of Arlington Lunch Counters: 60th Anniversary Tribute by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. has been POSTPONED UNT...
03/19/2020

The Desegregation of Arlington Lunch Counters: 60th Anniversary Tribute by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. has been POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arlington Art Truck’s first activation of the season will be postponed until spring 2021. While the public activation has been postponed until next year, those who ride the Art on the ART Bus can continue to draw inspiration, as Amos Kennedy's work focusing on the desegregation of Arlington’s lunch counters in 1960 will continue to be on-display well into 2021.

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Artists in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, & Fairfax!! WALA is in Northern VA education programming this Spring 2019, and we Look forward to seeing you in the place to be! 2019 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ Arlington Arts: Business Entity Formation is Wednesday, April 3rd! (Session 2 of 6) info/Reg: https://mailchi.mp/4334cfc4fbc9/2017-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-thearc-business-formation-1-of-6-begins-wednesday-october-4th-716225 #waladc
Here is something that came up on the Kojo show recently: An artist without studio space is a "former artist." Art creation space has been neglected in DC Metro area cultural plans. DC government has been more concerned with arts presentation space, which now serves touring artists from elsewhere. 3 decades of DC cultural policy has effectively exported DC artists and imported artists from other jurisdictions. Mike Licht – Washington DC
Those trips to San Francisco and Ashland were wonderful for all of us. Awards for regional theater were hung with pride in the Ashland lobby. Our annual trips there in May of each school year were financed by hard- working students, who paid only for their own food. Many equity actors performed excellent plays, both Shakespeare and contemporary productions. I have fond memories of those artistic adventures too. Thanks,Carlos, for reminding me of those enjoyable times. Diane Howard
Howdy Arlington! It's been a while! Come say Hi! at Whitlow's 2/17! https://tinyurl.com/y3cpnqlj
Hi, I was wondering since it poured earlier and we're supposed to get more rain today, will tonight's performance at Lubber Run be cancelled?
https://www.facebook.com/printmakersinc/ Printmakers Inc., a fixture of the Torpedo Factory Art Center for more than 40 years, is looking for a new member. We welcome submissions from any artist making original, hand pulled prints. Portfolios should consist of 8 – 10 prints representative of the artists style and should include an artist bio, resume, and cv. Portfolios dropped off by 10 July 2018. Results announced on 31 July 2018. Interested artists please deliver work to: Printmakers Inc., Studio 325 Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Questions can be addressed to [email protected]
Men's Flask Class at The Clay and Metal Loft with Loudoun Brewing Company!
Three in One Vision is an exhibition powerfully highlighting the sights, cultures and relationships of the United States of America and Diverse ethnicity. It features the exceptional work of three accomplished photographers: Lloyd Wolf, Andrew Biraj, and Shibly Shiraj. Please mark your calendar and join us!
Public Speaking With A Twist Saturday Feb 3rd, 2018 Arlington Improv Doors open at 11am. Here's what happens at this Free event. Folks will arrive at Arlington Improv 11am. Find a good seat.Get Comfortable in this safe, famous venue. Music will be playing and people will be greeting each other. Creating a supportive and welcoming space. Then a group of wonderful ladies will introduce themselves and tell you about their amazing organization. Next a man will be asked to present a fun, high energy motivational speech with twists, games and challenges. He'll offer self esteem boosting, confidence building techniques that will inspire you. Then right before we break to eat, the audience will be asked to interact by asking questions or making suggestions that support, connect and encourage others. After a delicious meal which is free by the way, the speaker will conclude and allow others to share their thoughts. Questions, music and mingle. Thats it. Bring your business cards, your smile, family, friends or group and join us. This is the ideal Super bowl Saturday get together with a purpose. Part Art, Part Conversation. All heart. You don't have to stay the whole time. You don't have to speak or get on stage. And there are no gimmicks. ... Just Empowerment Get Your Free Admission By Clicking This Link
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub's FREE Sunday Comedy Night in Clarendon/Arlington,VA this Sun.12-3-2017 at 7pm with funnylady Dalia Malek from Egypt! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N-dfEJe8ik Showroom opens 6pm for dinner & drinks before the fun starts at 7pm. Hope you can join us!
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub​ has FREE Sunday Comedy Night this Sun.11-19-2017 at 7pm with funnyman Shahryar Rizvi from Burtonsville,MD..Showroom opens 6pm for dinner & drinks before the fun starts at 7pm. Hope you can join us!