MVLE is excited to announce our newest grant from ARTSFAIRFAX to support the MVLE Moves performing arts program.

ARTSFAIRFAX awarded $92,711 in Project Support Grants to 13 arts organizations in Fairfax County for FY2019. This investment crosses all arts disciplines and supports organizations, which use the arts to create locally driven arts
experiences across Fairfax County. “ARTSFAIRFAX Project Support Grants are an investment in creative and active
communities, helping arts organizations to bring outstanding programs to broader audiences,” says Linda Sullivan, President and CEO of ARTSFAIRFAX. Project Support Grants range from $1,000 to $30,000 and are awarded in three categories: arts in education, opportunity and partnerships with individual artists. Grant funding is provided by Fairfax County and administered through ARTSFAIRFAX. A peer review panel determines eligibility using national best practices.

“What all these grants exhibit is innovation and creativity in engaging the community. Whether it is a large organization like the Fairfax Symphony or a small volunteer chorale group like Voce, each of these 13 grantees bring together the community to
experience arts in fresh and unusual ways,” said Sullivan.

As a public investment, ARTSFAIRFAX Project Support Grants are competitive and a peer review panel of experts reviews each eligible application. By supporting projects both large and small throughout the county, these grants offer access to a range of arts experiences for residents and visitors, as well as generate new audiences for the arts.

Launched in 2015, the MVLE Moves program, in partnership with BodyWise Dance, provides expressive movement therapy for individuals with disabilities. In 2016, the group debuted our first show and launched our mixed-ability performance troupe.

This grant will support our 2019 show, Rookie’s First Feast! Stay tuned for performance dates and tour information.