ARTSFAIRFAX 2019 Board of Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire
ARTSFAIRFAX is asking candidates for Board of Supervisor to complete the following questionnaire in order to inform voters about their views on arts-related issues. The deadline for submission is October 7, 2019. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dana Stewart at dstewart@artsfairfax.org or 703-328-4365. Please note that ARTSFAIRFAX has contacted each candidate individually and submitted this questionnaire to the Fairfax County Democrats and the Fairfax County Republicans for distribution to their respective candidates.

ARTSFAIRFAX is the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring that arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, funding, education, and information. Over 230 arts organizations and countless independent artists representing all arts disciplines – dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, and media and film – reside and work in Fairfax County, contributing to our economy and our quality of life.

The arts community in Fairfax is a hub of multi-faceted activity and a driving force in tourism and economic development. An Americans for the Arts, 2017 Arts & Economic Prosperity study found that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $271.6 million industry in Fairfax County - that equates to 10% of the real estate tax budget by the County in 2018.
The arts community is interested in your vision for the County as it relates to art and culture. The questions and your answers from this survey will be shared directly with the community and posted on the ARTSFAIRFAX website.

Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective on art and culture in Fairfax County. Your answers will be shared with the 230 arts organizations, independent artists and the general Fairfax County community.
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The arts sector is equivalent to a top-five private employer in the County supporting 6,220 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $19.3 million in local and state government revenue. The arts are a catalyst for community and economic development and play a significant role in the daily lives of Fairfax County’s 1.2 million residents and 37,000 large and small, local, national and international businesses. Question: Thinking in terms of economic development, as a core component of our community, how would you ensure that the arts and cultural sectors continue to meet the community’s needs and demands, including having a reliable and growing funding source? *
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Fairfax is experiencing growing commercial development and revitalization projects across the County. However, the arts continue to struggle to find venues and spaces for creative civic engagement. Proffers have been one solution. Another proposed solution is more public-private partnerships. Question: What actions will you take to ensure that the arts reach all 1.2M residents in future County development, including broad strategic planning and local community redevelopment? What is your vision to meet the space needs of the arts? What are your thoughts on proffers and their use to support the arts? What incentives can the County provide to the business community to support public-private partnerships? *
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In 2016, the Board of Supervisors and the School Board adopted the One Fairfax Resolution which expresses that “Fairfax County takes pride as a great place to live, learn, work, and play . . . achieving racial and social equality are integral to Fairfax County’s future economic success, as illustrated in the Equitable Growth Profile and highlighted as a goal in the Strategic Plan to Facilitate the Economic Success of Fairfax County…” Question: Knowing that the arts and cultural sector contribute to the economic vitality of Fairfax County and given the resolution previously adopted, how do you envision the Board of Supervisors ensuring the arts are a core component of One Fairfax? How do we ensure accessibility to the arts for all our residents and visitors? *
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There are more than 230 arts and cultural organizations, from large to small, and countless more artists in Fairfax County. Question: How does Fairfax County support the arts and cultural community to stand out in the Washington region for its art offerings? How can we raise the profile of Fairfax County’s plethora of artistic offerings? *
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Question: How have the arts had an impact on your life personally?
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Question: Where, when, and what was the last arts experience you took part in or attended?
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